‘Election Day All Public Schools Will Be Closed’

August 31, 2020 | 3 Comments

“As Thursday, October 1, is Election Day, all public schools will be closed as several school buildings will be used as election polling stations,” Minister of Education Diallo Rabain said.

Speaking at Thursday’s [Aug 27] press briefing, Minister Rabain said, “Consequently, school buildings will be physically closed to staff and students on Friday, October 2 to ensure that schools are thoroughly cleaned before staff and students physically return to schools on Monday, October 5.

“However, children and school staff will be engaged in a full day of remote learning on Friday, October 2. As a reminder, an updated school academic calendar is posted on www.moed.bm website and on www.gov.bm.”

According to the official notices earlier this month, the election rooms will be as follows:

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  1. Vortex says:

    As if the kids haven’t missed enough school!

    No wonder our public system is in tatters, and everyone is doing what they can to go to private schools.

    Seriously we have a few hundred voters per ward, that’s it – all day. You need a tent for that, look how the fantastic covid testers are doing it.

    Pathetic.

  2. wahoo says:

    The schools could very well be closed due to a hurricane which is a very real possibility. The timing of this election is ridiculous.

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