Indian River School District, in the heart of Delaware’s 37th House District, will be closed for a special election in a few weeks.
The district announced the closures Tuesday, citing that Delaware law requires public schools to be closed if they are being utilized as polling places for state elections.
Last week, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, a Republican representing the 37th District, announced her resignation from the General Assembly.
Briggs King was the only Republican woman in the state legislature.
The seat vacancy triggers the election, which will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“All IRSD employees should not report to work on this day, with the exception of custodial staff designated to oversee those schools being used as polling places,” the district said in a statement.
Four of Indian River’s 14 school buildings will be used as polling places.
- North Georgetown Elementary School
- Georgetown Elementary School
- Sussex Central High School
- Howard T. Ennis School
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
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