Midway ISD adds an extra-class period to school days

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 3:46pm

It's a win-win situation for everyone, or at least that's how Midway ISD officials feel about their decision to switch to eight period school days next year.

During their October board meeting, the school's trustees approved the idea to add an extra class period, beginning with the 2013 to 2014 school year. They say the change will allow some students more time for extracurricular activities. Others will be able to get more one-on-one time with teachers as necessary.

"Several other school districts in the area have already moved to an eight period day. They did it when the four by four went into place with four math and four science credits being required. It's just getting harder and harder to fit, within the school hours, everything that needs to happen. And, an eight period day is going to give some flexibility," said Midway ISD Public Information Coordinator Traci Marlin.

Juniors will begin selecting classes for next year, under this new schedule, next week.

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