Schedule Changes

Starting next year, the school day is going to look much different than this current school year. The new schedule is going to include Mondays and Fridays having a Glenbard Hour, and PLC being on Tuesdays instead of Mondays. Even though these changes have probably been made with good intentions, the changes will ultimately impact students negatively. 

Instead of this being a good opportunity for students to enhance their learning, the change in the schedule will lead to students becoming more overwhelmed. The reason behind this is that students are going to be concerned about their schedules and where they need to be on certain days, as well as trying to balance their academic career and their life outside of school. 

The Glenbard District 87 School Board has good intentions when bringing in these new schedules and changes, but overall the impact it will have on students will be negative and overwhelming. Having to learn different schedules on different days will be difficult. While the Glenbard hour may be a way for some students to seek help, other students will not use that time as wisely. In the past few years, students have seen more and more change each year, so it would be beneficial if the schedule next year stayed the same. As a sophomore, I am currently concerned about what next year is going to look like for me and my peers, and how I will prepare myself when going into the new 2023-2024 school year. I am not alone in my concerns; many other students here at Glenbard North also think that this change will impact them negatively.