At its meeting today, the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees will mull over changes to the district’s cheerleading policy.

The changes would go along with the school structural changes that will take place when the Partnership School opens with the 2020-2021 school year.

The changes would boost the minimum number of spots on the high school varsity squad from 12 to 16.

It will also change the structure of the squads along with the opening of the Partnership School and the change from Armstrong Middle School to Armstrong Junior High School.

Armstrong Junior High will house eighth and ninth grades. Sixth and seventh grades will be housed at the Partnership School, and Starkville High School will house grades 10 through 12.

The first reading of the proposed policy took place at a special called school board meeting held on Jan. 30.

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