“Hereford Works” presents case at school board meeting

The Baltimore County School Board met on December 3, 2013 for their monthly meeting.  Several Hereford parents and students attended the meeting to express their concerns with the schedule change.  The slogan “Hereford Works” was the battle cry for the Hereford Parents, who protested the schedule change.

The schedule is set to shift at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.   Hereford will continue to have a four-period day but it will be completely A-B day. 

The new schedule will allow for more balance in class size and more options for students to transfer into different classes.  It will give students more time to bring up grades with four quarters before final grades instead of two.  It will also allow for more continuity in certain subjects such as English, math, and foreign language.

The schedule change will admittedly curtail early graduation in January but internships and parallel enrollment will continue.  The change will also reduce the students’ abilities to double-up on classes, a problem which the administration is working to fix.

The December 3rd School Board Meeting can be viewed using the link below.