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District will let seniors drop elective classes

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Some York County high school seniors will be allowed to drop up to two elective courses next year in a bid by schools to save money.

York District 3 Superintendent Lynn Moody is suggesting the reduction in classes for seniors who will have enough credits to graduate to help cut $6.7 million out of her district's budget, The Herald of Rock Hill reported Saturday.

Fewer class offerings will require fewer teachers.

The students must have enough credits to graduate and have their parents' permission to drop one class per semester.

Despite her support for the plan, Moody said she thinks the change is a backward move for education. In recent years, education experts have said students do better in college if they take a full load of classes during their senior year.

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