The Washington Township Board of Education is considering cutting two or three physical education teaching positions and reducing the number of days it offers gym classes to high school students in an effort to manage costs.
About 50 teachers came to Monday's school board meeting to protest the plan. They told the board that the proposal would adversely affect at-risk and struggling students and increase already large class sizes.
Most high school students take physical education four days a week and take a science lab the fifth day. That fifth day, teachers said, is important for other students who need more attention.