The School District of Lee County on Tuesday said it will postpone changes to middle and high school class schedules until the 2021-2022 school year.
District spokesman Rob Spicker said the district will use the 2020-2021 school year to solicit more input from staff, students, families and advisory committees.
Most high schools were to move to a seven-period day with 15 minutes added each day, a move from a four-by-four schedule.
Superintendent Dr. Gregory Adkins said it would increase student-teacher interaction time and add the equivalent of 26 instructional days.
Lee County middle schools would have moved to a six-by-six schedule and added 15 minutes each day. Elementary school start and end times would have also been impacted.
The proposed changes led to an outcry by students and families.