Change the 10-4 DDSB 2021-22 Class Schedule

Change the 10-4 DDSB 2021-22 Class Schedule

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Erica Trotman started this petition to Durham District School Board

The DDSB has announced that they plan to change the bell times to 10am-4pm. This change is extremely impactful to high school students as it; interferes with part-time work hours, makes extracurriculars unmanageable, financially impacts students and their home lives, and destroys the mental, physical, emotional, and financial lives of high school students. 

For many teenagers working and extracurriculars is one of the most beneficial ways to create opportunities for their future. As well as many students rely on the income made from part-time jobs to provide for themselves and help their family's. Not everyone can afford child care and need their older children to look after their siblings just so they can support the household. A large portion of the student body relies heavily on extracurriculars and work experience for their resumes and portfolios in order to create a future for themselves, as they are not all as financially privileged as others. This 10-4 schedule caters to the privileged while simultaneously destroying the lower class. 

Let's not forget that for many students a social life and activities away from school help maintain a coherent and good mental health status. By pushing school into times where many activities run, the future of mental health in teenagers is sure to get dark. 

Getting back to the basics, the 10-4 schedule does not work. It takes up the entire day and will even end as it gets dark in the winter. It will tire out students physically and mentally. It will leave no time for homework or assignments. It will financially burden families. It will hurt children. 

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