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Public Feedback Requested on Potential Use of Public Schools by County for Polling Locations

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October 21, 2022 | Community

The U.S. Department of Justice recently notified Lycoming County officials that many of its polling locations are not ADA compliant. As an alternative to bringing these locations into compliance, the county has requested use of public schools in selected locations to conduct voting services on election days — indefinitely — beginning in November 2023.

Here at WASD, this would include use of at least two school buildings: Cochran Primary School and Jackson Primary School and/or the Williamsport Area Middle School.

During the next Williamsport Area School Board meeting, the Board of Education plans to publicly deliberate on this subject, and invites the community to attend to provide their input. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the auditorium at WAHS.

It is important to note that election days are held on a Tuesday in both May and November. In the interest of student safety and building security, WASD would either plan to close or move to a remote learning day on these occasions, thereby adjusting our academic calendar accordingly.

Should you not be able to attend the school board meeting on Nov. 1, or simply wish to provide input, please feel free to do so virtually through our short survey.

Survey is now closed. 



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