Board approves new school class plan
High school administrators presented the plan in August as a way to achieve staff cuts necessary in the coming years. Under the new plan, high school students will have study halls and teachers will have shorter prep periods.
The plan also includes a reduction in credits necessary to graduate. Currently, seniors need 28 credits to graduate. That will start decreasing in 2009-10. The class of 2010 will need 27 credits, the class of 2011 will need 26, the class of 2012 will need 25, and the class of 2013 and subsequent classes will need 24.