School to eliminate split lunch next year

If you enjoyed the two-lunch session schdule during the recent FCAT exams, then you’ll have something to look forward to next year as the school will make a change from the current three-lunch system. The move is being made in order to save money and to stop dividing fourth period in half by eliminating the middle lunch session.

“The [split-lunch] interruption really is a focus deterrent,” U.S history teacher Tony Riopelle said.

The change was made possible when the school raised enough money to purchase a permanent canopy that will be installed over the commons area during the summer.

Juniors and seniors are likely the only ones who will be permitted to eat outside under the new pavilion that is scheduled to be finished for the first week of school, according to  Assistant Principal for facilities Jim Melia.

“I’m kind of jealous that the upperclassmen will get to sit outside,” freshman Christine Sherry said. “But I guess it just gives us something to look forward to.”

Melia said that despite the reduction in the number of lunch sessions, a third lunch line is not currently scheduled to be open for students.

“That’s a decision that comes cut out of food services,” Melia said.

By Ciera Misner