Middlesex Principal Shelley Somers spoke to the Board of Education on July 25 about a change that is to be made to the morning schedule. Currently the day begins with a 25 minute period of SSR, or silent sustained reading. However, data from Somers suggests that first period is not necessarily being taken seriously by parents and students, and that it should be moved to later in the day.
Somers offered data regarding the amount of tardies at Middlesex in the last year. Between Sept. 1 and June 7, there were 3,452 8th grade tardies. There were 2,361 seventh grade tardie. and 1,775 sixth grade tardies. Across all grades it adds up to nearly 45 tardies per day.