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West Shore approves high school schedule change

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NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. (WHTM) -

The West Shore School Board approved a schedule format change for high school students during a heated meeting Thursday night.

Students, parents and even a teacher spoke out against the change.

Cedar Cliff freshman Aubrey Kreiser was worried about marching band time being decreased.

"My main concern is that a lot of other programs such as this it will essentially be cut out," she said.

However, the board voted to do away with block scheduling and use a so-called 6x2 schedule for students at both Red Land and Cedar Cliff high schools. That means students should have six class periods a day for two semesters.

Many board members said it was a tough decision, but it was one they had to make. The move is designed to cut costs, and officials said the 6x2 schedule will also utilize staff more efficiently.

The change will take effect during the next school year.

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