ARIZONA LEADS NATION ON SCHOOL RECESS

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, News & Events

This legislative session the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for the most robust school recess mandate in the country. The law sets an equitable 2-recess/day minimum standard for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Senate Bill 1083 now awaits Governor signing and marks a clear reversal of the unhealthy practices that developed around high stakes testing and No Child Left Behind, in favor of a return to educating the whole child.
SHAPE America affiliate Arizona Health and Physical Education is proud to have partnered with Arizonans for Recess and Healthy Future US in this pivotal effort. If Arizona can do it, other states surely can.