A battle cry sounded by a small group of parents to “Save the Seventh Period” at Boca Raton Middle School could change the school day for nearly 40,000 students countywide if the Palm Beach County School District can find a way to pay for it.
“We need to make our children a priority,” said Shawn Benedict, one of several motherswho showed up at last week’s school board meeting to urge the district to find the $9 million or so it would take to go to a seven-period day at the county’s 33 public middle schools.
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