Guide for

Recess Policy

Recess supports the 50 Million Strong commitment
to empower all kids to lead active and healthy lives
Require schools
to ensure that
age-appropriate equipment and facilities for physical activity meet or exceed recommended safety standards.
schools to provide recess before lunch

Require schools
to provide annual
professional development opportunities for staff members who lead or supervise recess.
Prohibit schools from using recess to fulfill state mandated physical education requirements.
Mandate that schools may not withhold recess as punishment or assign physical activity as punishment during recess.

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Require daily recess for all students in grades k-12
Mandate a time requirement for daily recess periods.
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