New schedule changes to take effect

Sophia Comas, Online Editor-in-Chief

For the 2019-2020 school year, the release time has changed from 2:50 p.m. to 3:05 p.m., a change that will accommodate to the new construction plans introduced during the same time the district’s bond referendum was voted upon.

This will allow for the school to have six fewer days than the previous school year.

According to new building principal Michael Dorst, the time added was divided into each class period as evenly as possible to prevent any potential unfairness in terms of how much can be taught per period.

The changes were also made to accommodate to block scheduling, where instead of the more time being added to the class period it’s added to the passing period, making it seven minutes instead of five.

While current school administrators understand how the changes can create both confusion and conflict, they are making more efforts to prevent any misunderstandings about when school events and activities take place.

According to Dorst, the new format of the district website will have a weekly update produced by himself and other administrators that include specific sporting events and any other school activities that occur during the week.