Several minutes of a passing period at West Valley High School on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. West Valley and Lathrop high schools shortened their passing periods from seven to five minutes this school year. Teachers, parents and students have complained the breaks are too short. (It should be noted that this passing period took place directly after second lunch, so only half the students were coming directly from another class.) For the full story, go to http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/shorter-breaks-between-classes-at-west-valley-lathrop-draw-complaints/article_f354d740-1c49-11e3-958f-0019bb30f31a.html