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As new school year looms, Auburn art and music cuts still face vocal opposition

For much of the late spring and summer, Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education members have heard from parents, students and staff expressing their concerns about planned reductions in the number of music and art classes at elementary schools.

The steady stream of district residents coming to the board's regular meetings to express their opinions has been an unusual sight for this board in recent years. But with the start of the next school year roughly a month away and district administration holding firm to its plans, time may be running out for any type of reversal.

The plan, which became clear to the public after the 2017-18 budget vote in May, is to have kindergarten through sixth grades rotate through art classes and music classes every six school days, instead of the most recent school year's four-day rotation. Physical education will be rotated through every other day as it has in the past.

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