- Associated Press - Friday, July 24, 2015

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Two Leflore County schools will still be used as voting precincts this year, despite earlier consideration of moving the polling places.

The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (https://bit.ly/1MqCPZw ) officials are working on how to accommodate voters in November while school is in session.

Leflore County officials had considered moving the precincts after a dispute with the school district’s conservator, Robert Strebeck, who declined to cancel classes during the Nov. 3 general election. Strebeck says instructional days are important.

Students will still be on summer break during the Aug. 4 party primaries.

Previous leaders in the Leflore County School District had agreed to give students at Claudine Brown and East schools the day off during any election.



Schools that house precincts remain in session on election day in other parts of the state.

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