Petition for Dismissal at 2:30pm

Petition for Dismissal at 2:30pm

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Meylin Chan started this petition to susan ryan

Dear Ms. Ryan,

In order to improve our school community, I am asking you to change the dismissal time to 2:30pm because students have an outside life and issues to take care of.

Some students have family events, siblings to take care of, emergencies, and jobs. According to the National Center for Education Statistic, the average number of hours that students need to be in school is 6 hours, which is 1,080 hours in total for 180 days. I think getting out late is an important issue to address because like I said in the beginning students have places they need to be.

For example, one issue I’ve experienced is that if I get out late then I don’t have time to get my siblings from school since my parents work and they don’t have time. I heard one O’Connell student complain that he gets to work late because of the time he gets out from school that at one point he almost lost his job, so in my opinion the time we get out should change.

The way I want to change the dismissal time is to start at 8am and get out at 2:30pm which is 6 hours and 30 mins. I prefer that time so we don’t lose hours or get more hours and it benefits students that struggle with getting to places on time. There’s some after school programs in case some students don’t have anywhere to go. In those after school programs you can assist and either get credits, get paid, or participate in extracurriculars.

Therefore, in order to address the issue of students having responsibilities after school, I am asking that we end school at 2:30pm.


Sincerely

Meylin Chan

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