To ease classroom overcrowding, Orange Unified School District officials have decided to put six elementary schools on year-round schedules, starting this fall.
Students at those schools--Cambridge, Sycamore, Fairhaven, Lampson, Taft and West Orange--will be on varying schedules so that one group of students is on vacation at any given time.
Called multitrack, such a system gives all classes more space and takes advantage of the state's class-size reduction program, which pays a bonus to schools that have no more than 20 pupils for each teacher in primary grades.
Two elementary schools slated for the change, La Veta and Jordan, were given a reprieve last week after parents protested to school board members. But officials said that will likely change for the following year.