Glen Rock School Day sign now

This petition is being passed around to accomplish shortening the school day back to its original length. The recent extension of the school day is in many opinons, totally unessecary and is only going to bring anger and conflict to the school administrators.
Starting the day at 7:45 is already hard enough. When this is mentioned to people in other school systems, they find it astonishing that we begin classes at such an early time. With the extensions added we have to be ready to begin class at the ungodly time of 7:35. This means we now have to get to school by 7:30 or earlier. For families, this results in leaving their homes earlier than they used to, waking up earlier than they used to, and changing their morning routines from what they were already accustomed to. Its always been a hassle getting to school by 7:45, and it will be an even bigger hassle to get there by 7:35. An extra ten (10m) minutes at that time of the day will not accomplish anything other than creating more aggravation and stress among the parents that have to take their kids to school and rush off to work to everyday to be able to afford to live in a high taxed town like Glen Rock.
The extention creates a school day that is a little over seven and a half hours (7.5hrs) long. Keep in mind the average work day is eight (8hrs) hours long. This is a public school, not an office building where people are working white collar jobs. Here is a quote from the letter they sent out to everyone regarding the extention, "it will have profoundly productive effects on our children." These "profoundly productive effects" mentioned are supposed to occur in the extra two minutes (2m) added to each class. Now, correct us if we are wrong, that statement is a total exaduration. These extra two (2m) minutes will have most likley no effect what so ever.
Based on what has been said here, it's safe to conclude that the day extension is totally unnessecary. Starting at 7:45 and ending at 2:40 was fine, and a significant amount of work was accomplished in the time alotted by the old schedule. This petition is being signed by all of us, parents and students alike, to bring the school day back to its normal length, and to start at 7:45 and end at 2:40.

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Latest Signatures

  • 15 January 2016455. Katie M
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016454. Steve D
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016453. Adir C
  • 31 December 2015452. Brian E
    I support this petition
  • 24 December 2015451. Diana B
    I think 2 minutes for each period is totally BOGUS! Since we have to go 2 school so early and have a lot of homework so we won't get as much sleep as we need to and then our brain won't function as well as it would if it was shorter. THANK YOU!
  • 24 December 2015450. Conor F
    This is obserd
  • 17 December 2015449. Jessica M
    Everyone is late to school as it is , by making the school day start ealier it's just increasing the problem. Students will work just as hard if each class is two minutes less than this new schedule. I think the whole thing is pointless.
  • 16 December 2015448. Nicholas I
    you guys really don't think about whats best for the children...
  • 18 November 2015447. Chris A
    I dont live in glen rock any more but i think its rediculous... i start at 7:30 but get out at 2 how can you start school 5mins after me yet get out 40mins later? It makes no sence cut the crap
  • 16 November 2015446. Andrew R
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015445. Britney E
    I support this petition
  • 02 November 2015444. Kelly H
    I cant concentrate in school that early
  • 31 October 2015443. Katie A
    This is absolutely ridiculous. I will not be able to concentrate at 7:35. I couldn't concentrate at 7:45. In addition, three extra minutes a period will do pretty much nothing. The last couple minutes of a period are always the time where the students beg
  • 28 October 2015442. Gretchen Lozano
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015441. Gregory M
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015440. Mark R
    Agreed that the 2 min. per period will make no difference, but whomever wrote this petition had better learn to spell (correct spellings are "exaggeration", "likely" and "unnecessary"), otherwise the 2 extra minutes is nowhere near enough.
  • 20 October 2015439. David S
    I support this petition
  • 16 October 2015438. Brett L
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 2015437. Cynthia Stevens
    I support this petition
  • 10 October 2015436. Jane Galvan
    It's not fair for people with 8th period lunch because they have to wait even longer to eat now and have to get up even earlier to eat breakfast.
  • 04 October 2015435. Marlena Allen
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015434. Kevin W
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 2015433. Zach B
    I support this petition
  • 09 September 2015432. Matthew A
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015431. Scott B
    adding 20 minutes over a 9 period span does not make any difference other than aggrivation
  • 02 September 2015430. Nancy R
    I support this petition
  • 01 September 2015429. Tuck Glass
    Why you be startin somethin where my momma works?

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Sidney CarrilloBy:
Politics and GovernmentIn:
Petition target:
Glen Rock School System


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