Arkansas HB1409 to Ensure that All Elementary School Students Receive at least 40 Minutes of Recess Each Day

An Arkansas representative has filed a bill hoping to increase the amount play time for elementary students.

Representative Jana Della Rosa filed House Bill 1409 on Thursday. If passed, the bill would ensure all elementary school students receive at least forty minutes of recess every day.

The Parents for Active Learning addressed the issue with the House and Senate Education Committees in November. The group noted that most elementary students in public schools only get about 18 minutes of recess a day.

Submitted on:
June 29, 2021
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