Houston County New Schools Format

Some Houston County schools are ready to implement changes aimed at saving money and improving student performance.

The Houston County School Board has voted to implement a seven-period class system starting in fall.

The change from the 4-block system could mean an increase in learning and retention due to students having English, Math, Science and History everyday according to Superintendent Tim Pitchford.

"We don't want to lay off teachers we don’t want anybody losing their jobs. Cut services for the kids, the seven-period day will take care of all of that,” said Pitchford.

Superintendent Pitchford says he's been studying scheduling options for the last 10 years and began discussing changes two years ago.

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