A Demand To Reverse The 2020-2021 Changes Made to BOB Scheduling
Changes were made to the 2020-2021 classroom scheduling for BOB. Instead of have 4 classes per semester, it has been increased to 5 classes per semester. This ended up reducing class time from 1 hour and 36 minutes to a mere 1 hour and 8 minutes. This means students and teachers would be losing 26 minutes per class. This puts pressure on the teacher forcing them to rush lesson or reduce the class time to do work. More classes also means more assignments per class. Instead of students juggling 4 class assignments per class, they'll be forced to do five assignments per class. This would result in greater amounts of homework for students. These issues are also amplified for the IB students as they usually receive an assignment everyday for each class. This wouldn't be a problem if spares were given out, however, the length of spares have also been cut down from due to the scheduling. Full IB students cannot even afford a spare anywhere in their schedule. Nobody benefits from these changes. These changes were made without consulting the student body and were made for the sake of change itself. Signing this petition lets the BOB staff know the impact students undergo and lets them know we want these changes reversed.