I will be starting teaching in the fall at a new school. If I go on the other high schools webpages in the district, I noticed they only give 20 minutes for lunch. My question is how in the world students can sit through an entire day of school from 7:15am to 2:25pm and have only a 20 min. break for lunch??? What about the kids who need to buy their lunch - by the time they get through the line they will have maybe 5 minutes to eat! Does anyone else's school do this, and with the school being new, do you think the school will necessarily go along with the district or is it up to the individual school to decide? It's frustrating because this school says it is all about the students and they are trying all these new initiatives to increase student success, but then they give only a 20 min lunch break and make school start so early (most likely to allow time for athletics!). P.S. Being a new teacher, I know they probably wouldn't listen to me, but I wonder if it would do any good to bring this up.