I am writing about the (Payson School District's modified school calendar, which shortens the summer break by two weeks). I think that it will academically help a lot of students. During the summer break, students lose a lot of knowledge that they have acquired from the past year. Therefore, the beginning of the new school year is wasted on pointless review.
The two-week break after each grading period gives students and teachers time to re-group. Discipline problems, in my opinion, will also decrease, because it will give students a break from one another. I think this will be a good change for the Payson School District.
Anita F. Meggitt, Rim Country Middle School student