Bay County High School students may be taking on a bigger course load next year.
The county is proposing to do away the 4-classes per semester block scheduling next year and transition to a 7-period class day.
The move would save $1.9 Million dollars annually. A scheduling committee met Tuesday and is sending their final recommendations to Superintendent Bill Husfelt. They say this new scheduling will eliminate 40 teaching positions to avoid forced layoffs by way of attrition, mostly through retirement and relocation.
“I think they’re flexible and I think they’re willing to work and do what they have to do to save jobs and save money and I think it’s going to turn out good for everyone including the students” says Christy Carpenter, Bozeman Vice Principal.
Final recommendations will be sent to Superintendent BIll Husfelt and will be addressed by the school board in an upcoming meeting.