These San Antonio school districts are making Election Day a holiday

Several school districts are adding the holiday for student safety

FILE - A man passes an early voting poll site, on Feb. 14, 2022, in San Antonio.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

SAN ANTONIO – Several school districts in the San Antonio area are making Election Day a holiday to prioritize student safety.

School campuses are traditionally used as polling locations, which would mean an onslaught of extra people would be on the campuses at the same time as students.

With school shootings like the one in Uvalde taking center stage in the news over the summer, some districts are hesitant to keep students in school while voters come to cast their ballots.

“The decision to make Election Day a student and teacher holiday was made with the security and safety of our students, staff and visitors in mind,” North East Independent School District officials said.

Here is a list of the districts that are making the Nov. 8 Election Day a holiday:

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.