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Posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 4:36 pm | Updated: 12:30 pm, Wed Nov 24, 2010.

The Gilbert Unified School District governing board will hold a public hearing 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a formal recess policy as required by state law.

The administration recommends the district maintain its current unstructured time for recess.

According to a notice on the district's website: "It is our belief that it is important to a student's development to have some time during the school day that is unstructured, so that students can use their own creativity to design and decide upon what activities they will be involved. Gilbert Public Schools provides sports fields and playgrounds where students can create their own activities, such as playing soccer or playing on swings and monkey bars."

Districts can, by law, decide whether or not to have a structured recess. The meeting will be held at the district's offices, 140 S. Gilbert Road.

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