PSAT Now on a Wednesday
For the first time in Fairview High School history, the PSAT has been moved from Saturday to Wednesday.
This change in scheduling has caused a loss in class time, leaving many teachers unhappy.
“This is a bad idea,” said Tracy Clement, science teacher. “We’re taking away class time from the whole school for only one subset of students.”
Some teachers feel that the benefits of having the PSAT on a school day do not outweigh the cost of losing a valuable block day.
“Only benefit I can see,” said Lynn LiCalsi, Latin teacher, “is for students who have to work and can’t miss a day at work, but even then there are other options for them.”
The other concern raised by teachers is that, whereas before they would be paid to proctor the test during the weekend, now they won’t be paid for proctoring but will receive their normal salary as if it was a normal week.
The PSAT will begin at 8 am and end at 12 pm. Students will only go to their 7th and 8th period classes on Wednesday starting at 1:05 pm.