False Claim #1: “Thousands of voters enter our schools on each election day.”
TRUTH: Purposely misleading. Thousands of people vote, but not in each location. Even the number of voters for the last presidential election did not bring thousands of people into each of our schools. Ridgewood has 11 polling locations.10 of which are located in our public-school buildings. 8 of the school locations have separate entrances for the polling areas, isolating them from the rest of the school. While there is no evidence that suggests any threat to school safety created by voting activity, for parents who don’t feel comfortable sending their children to school on election days, remote learning options or making elections days professional development days would resolve those concerns.