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Old 08-24-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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One hour and 20 minutes is way too long for a lunch break. I think they should find a way to staff a study hall for the 40 minutes they're not at lunch, although that would require staffing and space. During study hall they could be released for meetings with counselor, or for attending a weekly club like drill team, annual, chess, astronomy, textile arts, whatever. If they're into school spirit, they could use the time to make banners and posters or man a school store.

Or, again, if they have the space and staffing, enrichment classes could be offered for 40 minutes.

When my 2 boys were in high school, they had the 4 classes a day schedule and I feel like it really hurt their education. Each class ended with a mini-study hall. They went through high school as valedictorian and 4th in their class respectively, and hardly did a lick of homework.
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