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Laguna Beach : Teachers to Study Merits of 6- and 7-Period Days

Laguna Beach High School teachers have agreed to study and make recommendations on whether to stay with a six-period school day or switch to a seven-period day in order to satisfy state requirements on minutes of instruction per year for high school students.

In the 1986-87 school year all California high school must offer 64,800 minutes of instruction per year or lose eligibility for state funds. To satisfy the requirement for the 1986-87 school year, each class in a six-period day would have to last 6O minutes.

Over the past two years, the school has increased the total daily instruction time by 38 minutes, but it is still short of the 1986-1987 requirement.

Laguna Beach Unified School District Supt. Billy Barnes said the teachers will study the schedules of other schools in the area, looking at their test scores and other factors and report their findings and recommendations next spring.

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