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City Schools of Decatur holding ‘professional learning day’ on election day


City Schools of Decatur holding ‘professional learning day’ on election day


This story has been updated. 

City Schools of Decatur has a fairly important issue on the Nov. 3 ballot: a $75 million bond referendum to pay for school construction.

Students are also out of school on Nov. 3. CSD employees are having a professional learning day. A reader notes that the school system has also held professional learning days on previous election days. A city schools of Decatur spokesperson said the Nov. 3 professional learning day has been on the calendar for two years.

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A message at the top of the CSD website says, “No school for infant through 12th grade students on Tuesday, Nov. 3. CSD faculty and staff have a Professional Learning Day. Please remember to vote. Thank you!”

An email from Oakhurst Elementary to parents also contains a reminder about the election.

“Reminder: Nov. 3rd is a Professional Learning day for staff,” the email says. “No school for all students (infant-12th grade). Nov. 3rd is also Election Day and the City of Decatur has three important issues on the ballot: School Board races, City Commission races and the General Obligation Bond. Please visit the City of Decatur website at www.decaturga.com to find your polling location.”

Two schools will also be used as polling locations: Renfroe Middle and Winnona Park Elementary.

The group advocating in support of the bond referendum – Decatur Citizens for Kids – has also produced a website with information about the bond.

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