After weeks of hearing feedback from parents about a proposed change to the schedule at Smithsburg High School and from school board members Tuesday night, county Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox said the schedule change will take effect at Smithsburg High in the next school year.
The schedule change will be put in place at other high schools for the 2013-14 school year, Wilcox said after the meeting.
He said the change does not require a Washington County Board of Education vote, although he said in a previous interview he would like to have board support.
The move to a six-period day with yearlong courses for math, English, science, history and foreign languages would eventually be implemented at all seven comprehensive high schools — Boonsboro, Clear Spring, Hancock, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown, and Williamsport, said Rick Akers, director for secondary education, after his presentation to the board Tuesday.
The schedule change would not affect Washington County Technical High School, and school system officials are still considering whether it would be put into effect at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, Akers said.