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School district to implement flex mod scheduling

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WILSON, AR (KAIT) -

Students at one Region 8 school can expect to see scheduling changes beginning next year.

Rivervcrest School District will forego the traditional seven or eight periods of learning and instead implement a new policy known as flex mod scheduling.

According to a post made on the school’s Facebook page, instead of seven or eight 45-minute periods, students will now be sorted into a three-phase or four-phase course.

This means students will have that one course three or four times a week for longer time periods.

Dr. Tom Bennett said this model will help change the style of learning from passive to active.

"We saw that there was a little bit of a gap in terms of student ownership of their education, the ability of students to manage their day, to learn how to time manage, to learn how to take responsibility for their education,” Bennett said.

Bennett said the new changes will take place next year.

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