Lafayette considers block schedule

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Parents and students gathered Tuesday to hear a proposal for a four-by-four schedule next year at Lafayette High School.
Principal Rodney Flowers said an LHS team visited Booneville High School and heard enthusiastic reviews of its block schedule.
Students would go to four classes daily instead of seven, but each would be completed in one semester. Teachers would stay well away from the state’s 150-students-per-teacher limit, and only half of many textbooks would be necessary.
School officials acknowledge students would more often have to choose between extracurricular activities. After some parents expressed doubts, Flowers offered to invite a guest speaker from a block-scheduled school to an upcoming forum.