Teachers in Fla. district worry that 7-period day may mean extra work

01/19/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Middle schools in Florida's Hillsborough County will likely move to a seven-period day -- as the district's high schools did two years ago -- to allow students to take more elective courses. Under the new schedule, teachers currently teaching five courses would have six -- but the number of instructional minutes will remain the same. Union leaders say they plan to raise concerns during contract negotiations that the schedule would place additional burdens on teachers.

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