Low interest leads Layton High to eliminate classes

Low interest leads Layton High to eliminate classes

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LAYTON -- Layton High School is dropping a few foreign language classes, but principal Paul Smith says it all has to do with interest level.

"We are not offering Spanish 1 because we don't have the student enrollment to support it, and that's because it's offered in the junior highs so prolifically."

He says German 2 was also cut this year because of low enrollment. But the two foreign language classes were not the only courses cut. Smith says they had to eliminate a welding class due to lack of interest.

He says that affects the teacher financially since he will now only teach five periods instead of six.

School officials also say that attendance in elective classes have gone down because of the number of state required classes. Smith says the three classes could come back next year, depending on enrollment interest. He also says students can take Spanish 1 online.

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