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Braintree High Headmaster Requests Change in Exam Schedules

The School Committee will consider the request in the months ahead.

Braintree High Headmaster Requests Change in Exam Schedules
The mid-term and final exams at Braintree High School would proceed more smoothly if all exams were complete before lunch, Headmaster James Lee said.

Lee requested Monday night that the School Committee consider the change, to ensure a more orderly and safe school environment.

Currently, exams take place before and after lunch. Students do not have anyclasses to be in at the time, so the entire student body – some 1,500 teenagers – waits in the main foyer and gymnasium lobby while 500 or so rotate in at a time to each lunch.

Moving all exam times earlier would mean a "safer environment and a more effective environment," Lee said.

He said he would appreciate if the committee considered the change ahead of this year's final exams, but that ultimately he'd like to get a new plan in place in time for next year's mid-terms and finals.

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