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House gives approval for mandatory recess at schools

| March 1, 2017
House gives approval for mandatory recess at schools

Arizona elementary school students are a step closer to getting time each day to pretty much do what they want.

Without dissent the state House Feb. 20 gave preliminary approval to a requirement that students in kindergarten through fifth grade be given at least 50 minutes of “unstructured recess.” HB 2082 needs a final roll-call vote before going to the Senate.

Rep. Jesus Rebalcava, D-Gila Bend, who has taught hyperactive students, is pushing the measure based on his belief that giving students a break during the day will help them focus better when they come back to class.

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