Orange Co. School Board approves plan for mandatory recess

On Tuesday, the Orange County School Board voted to make free play mandatory for students.

This past year about one-fifth of public school elementary students didn't get a recess break at school.
In January, a group called "Recess for all Orange County Students" brought a petition with hundreds of signatures to a school board meeting, demanding recess.

Last year, only 100 of the 123 elementary schools offered recess and it was up to principals to decide.

All of Orange County's 123 elementary schools must have at least 20 minutes of recess a day when children don't have physical education offered.

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