Schedule Decision to be Finalized Before Next Year

   Written by on January 21, 2016 at 11:29 am

By Brian Nowlin, Staff Writer

The discussion about the advantages and disadvantages of block scheduling that is currently used at Central High School verses having a seven period day that would see the same seven classes run throughout the year is continuing. Lunenburg County Public Schools Superintendent Charles Berkley said recently that a decision would have to be made on this topic prior to finalizing and approving a school calendar for next year.

Mr. Berkley stated, “This will be a topic for the next several meetings and months as we examine input from the surveys as well as administrators, faculty and students.”

He went on to say that there are concerns and pros and cons from all directions, but that after more discussions, a decision will be made for the upcoming year.

Previously the discussion examined the concerns with missed time during the second semester with block scheduling, but others have noted that the current schedule gives students eight classes per year instead of just six or seven.

Currently, the Lunenburg Middle School uses a system of having the same classes all year long, while Central High School uses the block scheduling. Other area schools have recently switched both directions with some going to a seven period schedule all year and others switching to the block schedule.

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