Editor note: This is the first half of a story written by summer intern Jason Tidd about how Iola High School has changed its class schedule format.
When Iola High School students and teachers return to school this week, they will find a new type of daily schedule. The so-called “block” scheduling, which has been used for over a decade, will be replaced with an hourly schedule.
In block scheduling, four classes meet every other day for 87-minute periods. Classes alternate between meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday one week and switching to Tuesday and Thursday the following week.