WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Beginning this fall, high schools in the West Chester Area School District are putting a focus on mental health and reworking the schedule."I think it would be beneficial," freshman Mrina Balachandar stated.Balachandar has just a few weeks left of her first year of high school, a big adjustment year.
But, she’s ready for another change, if it means some more free time."It would give us extra time and a break from all the classes, instead of continuing the whole day, just not having our own time to just have a break for everything," Balachander remarked.RELATED HEADLINES:The superintendent of the West Chester Area School District, in Chester County, tells FOX 29 an extra period is coming to the district’s three high schools in the 2022 to 2023 school year.
They plan to eliminate homeroom and take three minutes off each of the eight 45 minute periods to create the extra time.The district says some high school students do not have a built-in full lunch period, depending on how they choose to craft their schedules.