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Board of Education chooses 2009 meeting dates

COVINGTON - The Newton County Board of Education approved its 2009 meeting schedule during its regular session monthly meeting last week.

Most of the monthly work sessions are scheduled to be held on the second Tuesday of each month, while most of the regular session meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month.

However, four months differ from that schedule.

In February, the board plans to meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, and in October, the board plans to meet the third and fourth Tuesdays of the month in order to avoid fall break.

In July and December, the board plans to meet just once for a combined work session and regular session meeting, as they have practiced in the past.

"(The schedule) follows the conventions we've always used," Newton County School System Superintendent Steven Whatley said.

Also included in the schedule is the January 2010 meetings, which are scheduled for Jan. 12 and 19.

All board work sessions and regular session meetings are scheduled to begin at

7 p.m. in the board room at the Newton County Board of Education office, located at 2109 Newton Drive N.E. in Covington.

More information is available at www.newtoncountyschools.org

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

SideBar: At a glance

2009 Newton County Board of Education Meeting Schedule

Feb. 10: Work session

Feb. 24: Regular session

March 10: Work session

March 17: Regular session

April 14: Work session

April 21: Regular session

May 12: Work session

May 19: Regular session

June 9: Work session

June 16: Regular session

July 21: Combined work session and meeting

Aug. 11: Work session

Aug. 18: Regular session

Sept. 8: Work session

Sept. 15: Regular session

Oct. 20: Work session

Oct. 27: Regular session

Nov. 10: Work session

Nov. 17: Regular session

Dec. 8: Combined work session and meeting

Jan. 12: Work session

Jan. 19: Regular session

All work and regular sessions will begin at 7 p.m. in the board room at the Newton County Board of Education office, located at 2109 Newton Drive N.E. in Covington. More information is available at www.newtoncountyschools.org.

Source: Newton County School System