While students spent the week relaxing and vacationing, some system employees used the peace and quiet to concentrate on both office and maintenance work.
"During Spring Break, I catch up on paperwork," said Steve Scroggs, assistant superintendent for support services. "We don't get many calls. We can get more correspondence out."
Scroggs said office workers try to do work that requires focus during the break.
"We do things like designing and planning (during Spring Break) -- projects that require less interruption," Scroggs said.
Scroggs said maintenance workers perform up-keep tasks on facilities during the break that are best done in the absence of students.
"Maintenance workers do things like replacing glass and changing filters -- things you wouldn't want to do with a child in the building," Scroggs said.
"Without the students you can get a lot more things done than you can ordinarily."
East Chapel Hill High School Principal David Thaden said he works full eight-hour days during Spring Break and uses the peace that comes with empty halls to its full advantage.
"I work at the school from 7 (a.m.) to 3 (p.m.)," Thaden said. "The quiet gives me (time) I can string together to do something."