At Rural Retreat High School, there has been a new schedule change. This new block schedule now makes all high school students eat together in one lunch period. Middle school students have different lunch times. One big problem at lunch is that we have little time to eat. Lunch is from 11:35 – 11:56, so we only have 21 minutes; that’s not long.
Part of the reason for this change is that a lot of people don't eat lunch, so Mr. Neal revised the schedule. Now, however, our principal is thinking about adding about five minutes to lunch. As a whole, the student body is hoping this happens. Two students, a sophomore and a senior, said lunch this year has one flaw: it’s too short. It feels rushed. Sophomore Robert Fallon said, "I really hope we get five more minutes added to lunch because then I won’t feel rushed. Also, I really don’t think five minutes is going to kill anyone.”
A large number of students feel this way, so let’s hope this change does take place.