Starting this year, Webster will implement late start days. On a typical school day, classes start at 7:55 a.m., but with the new procedure they will start at 8:57 a.m on some Mondays.
This policy was put into place after meetings with different teams over the school.
“We did it in conjunction with our leadership team, our teacher team, and through the board of education,” Matt Irvin explained.
The idea was pulled from a few different schools which had implemented a similar type of routine in an effort to help students with rest and give teachers extra time in the mornings to collaborate with fellow teachers and to get ready for their day. All late start days will take place on Mondays.
First semester, the dates for the late start days will be Aug. 19, Sept. 9,16, 23 and 30, Oct. 7, 14 and 21, Nov. 11 and 18, and Dec 9.
The idea was initially proposed to teachers around last year during staff meetings.
German teacher Brent Mackey looks forward to the extra time to work with his fellow teachers. “We’ve been wanting time in our department to kind of align our lessons so we could teach similar sort of things,” Mackey said.
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