Recess guru Steve Gall has an update on the recess amendment passed this last legislative session.
Attention parents of elementary school children. A recess amendment to HB 2725 Education Omnibus Bill was passed by the Arizona State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Brewer in May. It states that all Arizona public school districts and charter school boards must have open hearings on their recess policies and if they have a policy they must include a 30 minute daily organized recess program implemented by the teachers. I strongly recommend that parents attend their local school board meetings and ask about the recess policies. The TUSD Governing Board Meetings are scheduled for July 13 and August 10. This amendment was designed to allow the parents to have a voice in the Board's decision making.
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Thank you. Dr. Steve Gall