Parents of some Mecklenburg County students were not happy about proposed schedule changes outlined last month by School
Superintendent James Thornton.
While it is true that most of the comments at the board meeting were directed at the changes in the schedule and its effect on the band program, the larger issue is the fact that choices for the students are being limited. The new schedule reduces the number of classes per year at the high school level from 8 to 7 and thereby eliminating 4 elective classes over a students high school career. The reason for the uproar is the lack of information sharing with students and parents.
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