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Resolution in Case of Controversial New Class Schedule at Stevens

There is a resolution – at least for now – regarding the controversial new class schedule at Stevens High School. The union representing the district’s teachers withdrew its request for a “cease and desist” order Wednesday that would have forced the school to revert back to its old schedule.

According to the Valley News, the union wrote in a letter to the school board that changing the schedule at this point in the school year would not be in the best interest of students.

The dispute isn’t over yet, though, as the district is not withdrawing its unfair labor practice complaint, and still hopes to bargain with the school board. But the board has said in the past that state law deems scheduling at the sole discretion of the district.

Under the new schedule, classes were reduced from 90 to 75 minutes, with faculty teaching all six of their classes over the entire school year. In years past, faculty taught three classes per semester over a two-semester school year.

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