Schools Closed In Honor of Dr. King
All schools in the Las Cruces school district will be closed on Monday, January 15 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All administrative offices also will be closed for the holiday. Classes and offices will resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
The third Monday of every January is a federal holiday marking the birthday of the late civil rights leader. President Ronald Reagan signed a bill in the White House Rose Garden in 1983 designating the federal holiday in his honor.