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Schenectady schools chief may reclassify courses to save money

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As a new strategy to cut costs, Schenectady schools Superintendent Laurence Spring is considering ways for electives to count as core classes. A theater class could replace English. Dance class could replace physical education. The district would then have to run fewer sections of the core classes. It would mean teacher layoffs, but it might not hurt students as much as other options, Spring said. “We want to offer things kids are passionate about, but ...

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