As school district budget meeting approaches, Upper Darby parents protest cuts to arts, physical education programs

    In the name of saving money, the Upper Darby School District has proposed changes to its art, music, library and physical education programs.

    Parents unhappy with the plan will attend meetings and rallies all weekend in anticipation of the district’s budget hearing Tuesday.
    The district wants to add those four programs to classroom teachers’ schedules, with only instrumental music being taught by a music teacher. In their place, the district plans to offer free weekend classes in those areas of study.

    The Delaware County Times reports meetings are scheduled for tonight and Monday for parents protesting the change. A rally will be held Sunday, and a silent protest is planned before Tuesday’s budget meeting.

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