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Iowa City students upset with plan to cut German classes

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IOWA CITY (AP) -

Some students say they're unhappy about the Iowa City school district's plan to cut its German language program and reduce offerings in other languages as part of budget cuts.

The German language will be phased out gradually by removing first level classes first. Higher level German classes remain available to students for now.

Officials say the cuts are necessary to reduce spending and keep the district's general fund in check.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports students gathered Thursday at City High School to discuss their disappointment. They say they will use social media to garner support against the decision. They also plan to attend a future Iowa City Community School Board meeting.

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