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Junior High Scheduling Tabled

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Indecisión continúes to characterize the Ann Arbor Board of 'Education as it ponders schedule proposals for the junior high schools for the 1971-72 school year. Repeatedly, the board has been requested to approve the recommendation of School Supt. W. Scott Westerman Jr. which calis for a split shift for Forsythe, Slauson, and Scarlett Junior Highs, and a staggered schedule for I Tappan. At last night's board meeting, a sixperiod schedule for Huron High and a seven-period schedule for Pioneer were approved, but a motion that the junior high schools be placed on a regular schedule that would begin no earlier than 7:40 a.m. and end no later than 4:20 p.m. was tabled indefinitely. The motion, made by Trustee Paul Carrington, requested that "the superintedent would recommend the best possible way to accomplish this within the time prerequisites." But according to Westerman, "This time prerequisite may require the district to make a sizable investment to accommodate the larger number of students in the buildings." He said the trict may have to lease or buy more portables. "If this is your decisión, I respect it I but not without some reservation and confusión," Westerman said. Board members were in concensus that they did not want the junior highs to return to split shifts and voted to table the motion until other alternatives could be presented by the superintendent. Westerman told the board new recommendations for the 1971-72 junior high schedules may require some outside consultant help. __J