Parents and students are breathing a sigh of relief at Del Norte High School after learning that the new sophomore class can enroll after all.

The school was in jeopardy after the district was forced to make $40 million in cuts and lay off hundreds of employees.

But parents said their kids were promised a freshman and sophomore class next year.

Many showed up ready for a showdown at Monday night's school board meeting.

To everyone's surprise, the superintendent announced the school will open its doors to freshmen and sophomores.

Next year's sophomore class will start with about 228 students.