Recess Can Not Be Taken Away – Minnesota

Effective July 1, 2022 in the state of Minnesota students in elementary school can not be punished or otherwise disciplined by being excluded from recess.

Minnesota Recess Legislation screenshot
A teacher, school employee, or other agent of a district or charter school must not exclude a student in elementary school from participation in recess to punish or otherwise discipline the student.
Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Mental Health, Recess
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