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Schools rethink Good Friday closing policies

A majority of public schools in the Greater Boston area will be closed on Good Friday, the most solemn of Christian holy days.

But 17 school districts will hold classes, in cities such as Malden and Marlborough, and towns such as Belmont and Georgetown. The number of schools open changes as districts strive to balance the secular school calendar with religious holy days.

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