District 87 Proposes Shorter Class Periods, Longer Lunches
Glenbard District 87 proposes to shorten class periods by two minutes to give students more time to seek help during an extended lunch period.
Glenbard District District 87 officials on Monday reviewed proposed changes to its school day schedule with plans to cut class time by two minutes to give students more time to study and seek help during lunch.
The changes include a move from 50- to 48-minute periods and an extended lunch period with academic support.
The extended lunch period would allow students to join study groups, make up work in the test center, meet with guidance counselors, attend study skills sessions and participate in AP study sessions, according to a District 87 memo.
"Much the same as other school districts, we have students who struggle with their classes and need academic support. We have a variety of structures in place and continue to create opportunities and pathways for the students who are not succeeding to help them meet and exceed expectations," District 87 Superintendent Dr. David Larson wrote in his recommendation to the board.
Rodney Molek, assistant superintendent for human resources and student services in District 87 told board members Monday that he received positive feedback from staff in all four high schools on the plan.
The Glenbard Education Association will take a ratification vote on the proposed change March 6.