Unfortunately, the State House did not vote on the 30 minute recess in elementary school bill, HB 2037.
It has now gone to a Conference Committee of Senate and House members for clarification on charter schools. According to Rep. Mark Anderson, Republican of Mesa, the bill should come up for a vote again next week in the full house.
I urge you to e-mail your local state representatives to support HB 2037 which states that every public school grades 1-6 have at least a 30 minute recess period for the children.
This bill is crucial for the total development of the youngsters. Some schools are cutting recess to improve their AIMS scores. Research tells us that these students perform better on tests with a recess break of at least 30 minutes.