More passing period time

More passing period time


Everyday, people have to race to get to their next class period. They have to push and shove, sprint, and they still might have to go to their locker. The most important part: You can’t be late.

If kids had more passing period time, they would have time to get to class and get to go to their locker.  With more time, it gives the kids a little extra time to talk to friends and to have a small brain break. They would then be more focused and  prepared for their next class. Kids should have eight to ten minutes of passing period time.

Dobie students only have five minutes to get to their classes and grab their supplies. But the biggest challenges are classroom locations, big crowds and busy staircases. Kids have to fight through the crowd and get to class. With over 1,400 students, we need more time to get to our destination.

 Students having more time would benefit the amount of time we have to go to our locker. If their locker is on the other side of the school, they have to rush to their locker and then plan to get to their next class on time.

The hallways are always crowded. People have to squeeze their way past their peers and staff. People stand in the middle of the hallway and start to talk and won’t budge until an adult escorts them away. 

Kids having more time during passing periods could allow them to have time to go to their locker, so they can make it to class on time. And if the kid is fast enough they might have time to see their friends, or go to the bathroom before class.

The importance of knowing we don’t have to rush to each class is like a breath of fresh air. Being able to get all your necessary supplies for the next class helps a lot. So when we change that problem into a solution,  it can impact people’s day to day routines. They should make passing periods between eight to ten minutes long so people can commute smoothly to each class.