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It used to be pretty easy at Vineland Elementary School. Every weekday, students would attend one "specials" class -- art, music, physical education, computers and media center. Five days, five specials.
Then, last year, the school population grew so there were more than five classes in a grade. Classes were split up, but that still meant 35 to 40 students in each music and art class, and that was too many, said Ron Rogala, curriculum resource teacher.
Adding another teacher was not an option.
"We were just trying to think what else we could add, but we didn't have the funds to add …