Loudoun County Public Schools is the latest Washington area school district to decide to close its doors for Super Tuesday amid concerns about high voter turnout for the presidential primary.
The county’s school board voted Monday to shut down the school district, which educates more than 70,000 students, on March 1, when the state is anticipating higher-than-usual voter turnout because of a contentious presidential primary. In early February, the board had voted for a two-hour delay. But board members changed their minds after getting new recommendations from the sheriff’s office and county election officials, according to a news release from the school district.
Neighboring Fairfax and Prince William counties also will close schools for the day because of concerns about high voter turnout.