Jackson County’s two high school principals provided feedback from their schools on plans to switch the current high school schedule from 90-minute blocks to seven straight 50-minute periods. The plan is set to take effect in January.
The two principals, who reportedly have been discussing the plan to migrate from a four-by-four-block to a seven-block schedule since August, said Thursday that the majority of teachers at their respective schools are supportive of the plans — even with them “teaching” six out of the seven proposed periods. Parents are supportive, too, one principal said.
Students at East Jackson Comprehensive High School (above) and Jackson County Comprehensive High School are scheduled to return to the seven-period day in January, abandoning the "block scheduling" in which there are four 90-minute classes daily.
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