Parents Fight Proposed Lynnfield Schools Schedule Change

Friday, April 5, 2013

The prospect of having to get their teens awake and to school 10 minutes earlier and having to find care for their younger children two Wednesday afternoons a month is not going over well with parents in Lynnfield.

A protest by parents has held up approval of a new teachers contract, and one of those involved said the controversy has prompted her to launch a sticker candidacy for a School Committee seat.

The parents are against provisions in the new contract that, beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, call for school to begin 10 minutes earlier and for students to be released 90 minutes earlier every other Wednesday to give teachers more time for professional development.

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