Hundreds of teachers, parents and alumni attended a Penn Hills School District board meeting Tuesday night, to protest a decision to furlough more than 40 teachers.
The district will also cut more than 20 elective courses including arts, law and math courses.
The school board voted 7-2 in favor of the plan. The changes go into effect at the end of this school year.
Superintendent Nancy Hines said the district has been fighting for its life and faces a possible state takeover. Last year, Penn Hills had to borrow $20 million and anticipates a deficit this year.