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CONYERS — Rockdale County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts announced Tuesday that all RCPS schools and offices will remain closed until after Spring Break and will plan to reopen April 13. 

Independent Learning Day (ILD) protocols and Be Bright Eat Right Rockdale (BBERR) meal delivery routes will continue through April 3. Spring Break will be April 6-10.

Dr. Oatts detailed the decision in a message for staff, parents, students and the community:

"I am following up to notify you of additional determinations I’ve made regarding our district’s school closure. Yesterday, Governor Kemp’s mandated closure of all Georgia school districts resulted in the extension of our district’s school closure through Tuesday, March 31. After careful consultation and deliberation, I’ve decided to extend our school closure through the remainder of the week of March 30 through April 3. Consequently, RCPS will be closed through our scheduled Spring Break of April 6-10...Please know that I do not make such decisions lightly; however, our staff’s, students’, and community’s safety and well-being are our top priorities during this unprecedented public health crisis. I would remind you that COVID-19 continues to infiltrate our state disproportionately in metropolitan Atlanta. We will remain vigilant in our COVID-19 preparedness as this virus inevitably escalates...I wish to personally commend our teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community for the tremendous commitment, dedication, creativity and professionalism shown during these past few weeks. Notwithstanding this unprecedented public health crisis, we will continue to pursue world-class results for our students."

Please check www.rockdaleschools.org/COVID19 for updates and information on meal delivery routes, Independent Learning Day protocols, and more.

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Covington native and proud Valdosta State alumna, Hunter has previously worked with The Covington News and Valdosta Daily Times. She started working for Rockdale/Newton Citizen in June 2018.

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