An idea revived by local school administrators could eventually alter period scheduling in the middle school environment, reassigning groups of students to common teams of teachers.

As things stand now, a science or math teacher conducts lessons with six or seven different groups of students per class day, who are drawn from the entire population within either Bode, Robidoux, Truman or Spring Garden middle schools. This teacher is a specialist within a given subject, and they must divide their time between each period. Should the St. Joseph School District team teachers together, the members of each team would work together to handle instruction in English-language arts, math and science, among other subjects.

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