Orange Co. School Board approves recess recommendation

Tuesday night, the Orange County School Board approved a resolution to recommend 20 minutes of recess on days elementary students don't have physical education.

Since last October, parents have been pushing the school board to offer more recess, but now it will up to teachers to decide.

Officials say the new resolution sets the tone for encouraging recess without burdening teachers by mandating it.

Last year, 23 out of the 123 elementary schools in Orange County didn't offer recess.

Parents brought a petition to the school board demanding students to get a mandatory break.

While some parents say the resolution is a step in the right direction, others say more needs to be done.

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