G period class of 2010 presents the proposal of...
Bringing back student break!



The policy of 2010 consists of bringing back the original break with some minor alterations. The main change for the break proposal would be that the school would be running on an advisory day schedule. Break would be scheduled between third and fourth period. To create this break, a few minutes would be taken off of every class, as the advisory day runs now. The shift in our schedules would give students the opportunity to receive physical activity, social time, as well as a study period. This proposal would not only benefit to students but to faculty as well by giving them time to themselves. Students would get the privilege to go to the gym, go to certain classrooms, and stay in the hallways. The cafeteria and auditorium would be off limits. They could let students in the classroom if they would like, so the students could make up work, ask questions, or have time to study. The school store would be re-opened and snacks would be sold. There would be trashcans around the school and students would be held responsible to keep the school clean.


Advantages:
​Some Advantages behind our policy are:
  • Students would be able to unwind and relax from their busy schedules
  • Faculty would also be able to unwind from their busy schedules
  • This policy would only effect those who attend the school
  • Students would gain the opportunity to focus on school work



Disadvantages:
Some disadvantages behind our policy are:
  • It is thought to be taking away from the education process

*It would be a disadvantage because it is taking away a few minutes from each period but ultimately it is making students more aware of their surroundings and allowing them to focus more during the day.*



Our proposed policy serves the following purposes of government:


-Securing the rights of individuals:
By adding a break to our school schedule this only concerns those attending the school system. Although some may argue this break will take away from education it is not violating any rights listed in the constitution.

-Protecting the people from harm:
With this break in action students will be able to relax from a hectic schedule and by doing so the school is protecting them from over exceeding themselves in school work. This will prevent them from being overly stressed.

Our proposed policy respects the following individual rights:

-The right to freedom of expression:
The freedom of expression is slightly touched when allowing students the right to enter the gym, have a study hall, and converse with peers.

-The right to equal opportunity:

The right to equal opportunity is slightly touched when the students are allowed to have the choice to do basically what they want during the break.


Branch of Government:

The branch of government that would be dealing with this policy would be the local government (town government). The school board or principle would play a more important role in the decision with the policy though.

Who should deal with the policy:

The problem should be dealt with by the private sphere. The people in the community do not care that much, unless they have a child in the school system. However, some parents/guardians don't want the break because they think their children are losing education time. Most students want this change because they want to socialize and have a time to take a break from the learning process.


This is what the break day schedule would look like:


A
7:30-8:10
B
8:14-8:54
C
8:58-9:38
Break
9:41-10:11
D
10:15-10:55
E- First Lunch
10:59-11:22
E- Second Lunch
11:24-11:48
E- Third Lunch
11:50-12:14
E- Forth Lunch
12:16-12:36
F
12:43-1:19
G
1:23-2:05

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In this cartoon, it is saying how kids will always want a break no matter how old they get and that they don't want to get rid of their break time.