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Schools to close for spring break

CONYERS - Some metro Atlanta students and families will head to area beaches or sleep in this week to celebrate the return of spring.

Starting Monday and continuing until Friday, all schools in the Newton and Rockdale public school systems will be closed for spring break.

In Newton County, the central office, located at 2109 Newton Drive in Covington, also will be closed for the entire week.

Rockdale's central office, located at 954 N. Main St. in Conyers, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; it will be closed on Friday. Student registration offices, located at 1143 West Ave., will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and be closed on Friday.

The boards of education also will not meet during this week.

The Newton County Board of Education is scheduled to meet for its next monthly work session at 7 p.m. April 14 and for its next monthly regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 21 at the BOE offices.

The Rockdale County Board of Education is scheduled to meet for its monthly work session at 7 p.m. April 16 and for its monthly regular meeting at 7 p.m. April 23 in the board room at the administrative office complex.

Students, teachers, administrators and other school system employees should report back to the schools and administrative offices on April 13, to continue the second semester of the 2008-09 school year.

The next - and last - student and staff holiday for both school systems is May 25 in observation of Memorial Day.

The last day of school for students is May 29.

Michelle Floyd can be reached at michelle.floyd@newtoncitizen.com.