Superintendent Column - Franklin City Schools


Greetings from Franklin City Schools!

I'm sure you've noticed there's an election this year -- a big election for the country as we vote for a president, senators, and representatives and a big election for Ohio and Warren County as we vote for judges, representatives, commissioners, and other offices. 

It's a big election for Franklin City Schools, too. Why? Because district voters will choose whether or not to build new schools for our children. 

Do you have questions about how to vote? First, make sure you're registered; the voter registration deadline is Oct 5. You can visit the Ohio Secretary of State's website to get registered or make updates.

Next, plan your vote. Ohio has no-fault absentee voting and you can request a ballot from your local board of elections. For Warren County, complete the online absentee ballot application and a ballot will be mailed to you starting Oct. 6. If you've requested a ballot and wonder where it is, you can check its status online

Mail your completed ballot well before election day to ensure it is postmarked by Nov. 2, or drop it off on or before Nov. 3 at the secure drop box at the Board of Elections, 520 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH 45036. 

If you prefer to vote in person, you may do that either on Nov. 3 (6:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m.) at your local polling place or vote early at the Board of Elections, 520 Justice Dr., Lebanon. Early voting hours begin Oct. 6. Hours are: Oct. 6-9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 12-16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19-23, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 25, 1 to 5 p.m.; Oct. 26-30, 8 a.m. to 7 p..m; Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Nov. 1, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check dates and deadlines online.

If you have questions, you can reach the Warren County Board of Elections at (513) 695-1358. As always, if you have questions or concerns about Franklin City Schools, don’t hesitate to contact me at (937) 746-1699 or

Michael D. Sander, Ed.D, Superintendent, Franklin City Schools

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