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Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools Closed May 1 For Teachers' Rally

May 1 will be an optional teacher workday for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools staff.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools will be the first district in the Triangle to not hold classes on May 1 because of the Educator's Day of Action march and rally in Raleigh. 

The school board cited the expected staff absences as the reason for the decision Thursday evening. 

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The day will be an optional teacher workday.

Hundreds of teachers rallied downtown last year, causing districts statewide to close school.

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