The School Board has endorsed the administration's proposal of a seven-period day that they say will best benefit the students' scheduling dilemma.
Students will meet the 360-minute daily minimum requirement by having seven 50-minute periods available for class options.
Students will have a greater variety while scheduling up to seven classes per day to meet the stricter CORE 40 graduation requirements implemented by the state.
The new seven-period day would allow students to select classes that fit CORE 40 standards, vocational program requirements and dual credit requirements while allowing them the freedom to participate in band, chorus or another elective activity.
The additional class period would create 98 new classes, allowing students the option of choosing an additional available course or participate in an instructional lab or study hall.
Smaller class sizes could be created because students would have another option during the day to take the popular classes that fill up quickly under the current six-period schedule.
Teachers (70 at Northview and 28 at Clay City High School) would teach six class periods a day for a total of 588 class options available for students during the seven-period day without losing or hiring additional staff at either school.
The work day would need to be extended approximately 10 to 15 minutes to accommodate the additional instructional period.
Teachers will have an additional set of students to prepare for, instruct and/or grade papers for during a day.
Information provided by the Clay Community School Corporation.