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Teachers to take third furlough day on Friday

LAWRENCEVILLE - Friday is a furlough day for Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers and central office staff.

Originally scheduled as a teacher planning day and student holiday, Friday will be the third unpaid day off for teachers since the school year began. It will be the first of three furlough days central office staff will take before the end of the calendar year.

Teachers and students will also have Monday off in observance of Columbus Day.

In Buford City Schools, both Friday and Monday are employee furlough days.

Earlier this year, Gov. Sonny Perdue called for three furlough days for all state employees, including teachers, by the end of 2009.