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Class Schedule Hassle Is In Prospect Again

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, y ' - i ' ' Another hassle ove the types of shifts to be insituted next fall at Anti Arbor's junior and senior high schools appears likely today following last night's school board meeting. Kach secondary school had been asked by the administration to propose its schedule for next year. Each high school and junior high - with the exception of Scarlett Junior High - proposed a continuation next fall of the current winter-spring semester's schedule, although Forsythe Junior High Principal William Rude said artother alternative, an overlapping type schedule, is also being considered for his school. Scarlett has proposed a six-period split shift next fall because of expected pupil population increases. This year, Scarlett had a staggered shift. (A split shift would have half the students attending classes in the morning, from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the other half from about 1 to 6 p.m. A staggered schedule would have the early group in school from about 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., the late group from about 9:45 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. All of these times are approximations and are set by the individual schools). All four junior highs were placed on split or staggered shifts last fall because of overcrowding, and there apparently will be no relief in sight until the fall of 1972, when Clague Junior High is scheduled to be opened. Several school board members said last night, however, they were not piepared to vote for either split or staggered shifts at the junior highs. And several parents in the audience from Scarlett Junior High complained that the Scarlett parents had not been consulted about switching to a split shift. The current proposals for each of the secondary schools for 1971-72 are as follows: - Huron High: continuation of the sixperiod day used during the current school year. -Pioneer High: continuation of the seven-period staggered shift switched to in January, 1971. - Slauson Junior High: six-period split shifts. All seventh and eighth graders would attend in the morning, with the exception of 200 students in an experimental program. All ninth graders plus the two experimental units of seventh and eighth graders would go to school in the afternoon. - Scarlett Junior High: six-period split shifts. Half of the seventh, eighth and ninth graders would attend school in the morning, the other half in the afternoon. - Tappan Junior High: eight-period staggered shift, identical to this year's schedule. - Forsythe Junior High: six-period split shift. Seventh graders and half of the eighth graders would go to school in the morning. Ninth graders and the half of the eighth graders would attend classes in the afternoon. ' Forsythe Principal Rude said the alternative being considered is an overlapping shift similar to the split shift. I The difference, however, is that afternoon students would be dismissed about 5 p.m. rather than 5:50 p.m. Rude said if the computer cannot work out the overlapping schedule, a split shift would probably be recommended.