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Canutillo students, employees to get Election Day off on Nov. 8

Schools in the Canutillo Independent School District will close on Tuesday, Nov. 8, so that employees and age-eligible students can have the opportunity to vote in the general election, trustees voted on Tuesday night. 

The calendar change follows what other Texas school districts have done to encourage participation in elections and teach children the value of the democratic process, school administrators said. 

This will be a paid day off for all employees in the District. 

“We recognize that voting is not always convenient for our employees and our students who are eligible to vote, and we want to do everything we can to give them the opportunity to voice their opinion at the polls,” said Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz. “We strongly believe that this Election Day holiday will not only encourage our employees to vote, it will also impart on our students the importance of participating in this important civic responsibility.” 

The change to the District calendar will not impact the District’s instructional mandate since Canutillo has accumulated enough classroom time to meet state academic requirements. 

The general election will help determine important federal, state and local races. Additionally, Canutillo voters will decide on two important matters related to the school district: the election of three members to the CISD Board of Trustees and the Every Child, Every School Canutillo Bond to upgrade facilities in the District.


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