CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Chambersburg Area School Board on Wednesday eliminated several extracurricular clubs that have little participation, including the high school's forensics, science Olympiad and skateboarding programs.
Clubs cut at Faust Junior High School include French, health careers, Y club and computer club.
Assistant Superintendent Eric Michael said administrators will continue to evaluate clubs and recommend ones with fewer than 10 participants be eliminated.
The district announced the possibility of cuts Monday, but only one remark about the extracurricular programs was made during the meeting's public comment session Wednesday evening. Allen Piper, from Citizens for Responsible Government, commended the board and administrators for looking for cost savings, then criticized them for other spending.
"I doubt whether there's anyone on this board who is actually in favor of this," board President Stanley Helman said, referring to the clubs being dissolved.