SCPA students protest scheduling change

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - Students at the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) staged a protest outside of school Thursday morning.

SCPA administration recently canceled a legacy program called the Early Bird Zero Bell, which is a series of classes held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. before the scheduled start of school.

Student protestors said the early bell, which is normally reserved for advanced placement classes, helped even out scheduling for those with a full load of both academic and arts classes.

One of the protestors cited "safety reasons" as a cause of Zero Bell's elimination.

In response, the Cincinnati Public Schools public affairs director told FOX19 the administration made the initial decision to eliminate "zero bell," but has since reversed the move and are in the process of reinstating it.

School officials said the goal is to have the situation resolved by next week.

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