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Mesa school board decides to keep recess as unstructured play time

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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:27 pm | Updated: 1:07 pm, Fri Jan 14, 2011.

Mesa schools will retain their current unstructured recess policy after a governing board decision Tuesday night.

A new state law required school districts to hold public meetings on their recess policies in recent months. Lawmakers wanted districts to consider putting in a 30-minute structured recess in which a teacher or staff member would conduct games or activities instead of the children being given time for free play.

In addition to the public meeting, the Mesa Unified School District collected more than 500 comments through e-mail, with more than 95 percent requesting the district keeps its unstructured recess plan in place.

Other East Valley school districts have also decided to keep recess unstructured.

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