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Senate education committee approves mandatory recess bill

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Mandatory recess could be on the horizon. The Senate Education Committee voted 7-0 to approve a bill (SB 78) that requires school district across the state to provide at least 20 minutes of recess each day to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Under the proposal, the master schedule at each school containing elementary grades would need to reflect the requirement for 20 consecutive minutes of daily recess. “It’s time for recess,” said Sen. Anitere Flores, the bill’s sponsor. The…

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