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Florida Educators Told Indoor Recess Permissible Under New State Law

By The Associated Press — August 22, 2017 1 min read

Florida schools can comply with the state’s new recess mandate without having to take children outside.

The state education department last month told school superintendents that there’s nothing in a new state law that dictates where recess must take place.

Under the law, elementary schools must set aside 20 minutes each day for “free-play recess.” Charter schools are exempted.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 23, 2017 edition of Education Week as Florida Educators Told Indoor Recess Permissible Under New State Law

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