Letter: Student glad schedule change was delayed

By on November 11, 2010

The Kaneland administration’s idea to delay the transition to the eight period day to 2012-13 is a good idea.

When the Krier, Kaneland’s student newspaper, polled the students and asked what they thought about the new schedule, 90 percent of students said it was a bad idea. And it was—in addition to students not liking the idea at all, a second poll done by faculty showed that over 10 percent of current sophomores and juniors would have difficulty reaching all of the higher-level math, science and foreign language classes they intended to if the schedule change went forward that fast. The delay will give the current sophomores time to plan on how they will deal with the classes they want to take, and the current juniors get to graduate without the worries of not being able to fill college requirements.

Also, I think it was a good idea to delay the switch because I think the School Board was too worried about test scores and not focused on what students think. Even though the test scores failed to meet No Child Left Behind standards by 17 percent in reading and 26 percent in math, it’s still a good idea to consider what the students think first.

Delaying the eight-period day an extra year is a good idea because if they were to do it now, there would be too many complications as far as completing classes students want to and worrying about not fulfilling college requiring.

Nick Stollard
Kaneland High School freshman