Monday, November 3, 2008

Vote ... At School?!?

We all know tomorrow is Election Day.

Get out there and vote!

Tomorrow, the school that I work for will be a polling place. I have very mixed (and strong) feelings about this.

First of all, I know that schools are a community center.

I get that.

But ... I also know that schools need to be a place where kids feel safe ... and ARE safe.

With so many random people coming onto campus tomorrow ... I have to be honest ... I'm not feeling great about it.

This sounds like a completely pessimistic viewpoint, but I also think it's a realistic viewpoint; keeping our student's safety in mind. There will be many people on campus tomorrow.

I don't know.

I'm sure everything will be great and fine.

I'm just not feeling 100% about it is all.

Call me overprotective.

Call me pessimistic.

Call me a Debbie Downer.

But while you're at it ... you can also call me caring, safe, conscious, aware and protective of my students.


Ashley Julian said...

Wow, I hadn't thought of that before but you bring up a good point.

Suzi said...

It is strange that visitors check in at the office, but tomorrow there will be tons of people. Of course, one would think they would go from the parking lot to the gym only, but still.... yeah, lots of people. Plus it sucks that WE can't just vote there, too!

Lisa said...

i vote via mail.