IL Bill SB0654 School Student Play Time

Amends the School Code. Provides that all public schools shall provide daily time for supervised, unstructured, child-directed play for all students in kindergarten through grade 8. Specifies further requirements concerning play time. Provides that play time shall not count as a course of physical education. Provides that play time shall be considered clock hours for purposes of the Code. Provides for the inclusion of students with disabilities in play time. Provides that public schools shall prohibit the withholding of play time as a disciplinary or punitive action, except when a student’s participation in play time poses an immediate threat to the safety of the student or others. Effective July 1, 2021.

Play, Play-Based Teaching And Learning, Recess
Submitted on:
June 29, 2021
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