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Chico Unified School District proposes block schedule plan

The Chico Unified School District is proposing some changes when it comes to scheduling classes at Chico and Pleasant Valley High Schools.

Posted: Feb 20, 2020 4:27 PM
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 5:23 PM

CHICO, Calif. – The Chico Unified School District is proposing some changes when it comes to scheduling classes at Chico and Pleasant Valley High Schools.

Currently, students have six periods every day. Each period is nearly an hour-long.

The proposed block schedule would call for eight classes, with four classes on one day and four additional classes the next.

Each period would be nearly an hour and a half long.

If the block schedule is approved it would add 29 more students into a teacher’s workload.

“Some teachers really like what it can do for kids,” President of Chico Unified Teachers Association, Kevin Moretti said. “One of the issues for those people that are opposed to it is if you do the math, they’re just going to see their kids less, cause now the kids are taking eight periods instead of six.”

In order for the new schedule to be approved, it needs a two-thirds majority vote from high school educations. If passed it would go into effect the 2023 school year.

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