Early dismissal has been changed from a 1:30 p.m. dismissal the first Wednesday of the every month to a 2:30 p.m. dismissal every Monday.
The early dismissal is for the teachers and administration to participate in Teacher Professional Development. The meetings give teachers a chance to help make a more professional workplace. Principal Herb McPherson said the decision to change the dismissal schedule was a unanimous decision among all the staff.
The dismissal also replaced the in-service days that gave students a day off school when staff had meetings throughout the day.
“I’m getting used to the early dismissal now and like it more than last year’s (schedule),” McPherson said.
Along with the staff, students are becoming more fond of the new schedule change instead of waiting for one every month.
“I love the early dismissal,” senior Joaquin Corona said. “It gives me a chance to work more after school.”
Some teachers are not pleased with the shorter class periods throughout the day that cause them to have to rush their classes.
“The short days are a hassle,” FACS teacher Pat Brant said. “I’m not used to classes getting out early and I have to rush my assignments.”
Getting out of school an hour early gives students a chance to go to work longer, have extra time for homework or just go home and relax.
“I like that you can get out early and have more time to do stuff after school,” junior Alex Lutz said.