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MARBLE FALLS — Though no major shakeups are planned for students’ schedules at Marble Falls High School next year, teachers and staff can expect some changes, officials said during a School Board meeting May 15.

"The student schedules next year will not look any different than this year’s," said Principal Eric Penrod. "They’ll stay on the same block schedule."

The differences — which help control costs — revolve around teacher conference periods and a new collaborative period on Wednesdays for faculty.

Also during the meeting, school leaders approved an agreement allowing the city of Marble Falls to irrigate some campus properties with treated effluent.

Meanwhile, the changes to scheduling were unveiled after almost a year of research, meetings and discussions with staff, students and parents.

With state cuts to education spending, districts across Texas are keeping a close eye on budgets.

Block scheduling cost districts more than traditional scheduling because it requires more teachers.