Friday, November 6, 2009

Parent Petition Saves Recess



De Kalb County School Board voted to reinstate recess as a result of a parent petition. While most schools held recess, it was not mandated and could be denied to a child as a punishment or canceled for the entire class due to a conflict.

Now, recess is no longer an option but a requirement and cannot be withheld from a student.

Read how other parents and concerned advocates have saved recess.

Download the Peaceful Playgrounds Right to Recess Campaign Toolbox for saving recess at your school.You can have the Peaceful Playgrounds Right to Recess Campaign Toolbox sent directly to your email box. The campaign toolbox contains a full PowerPoint presentation and speakers notes along with all research and documents to support daily, unstructured physical activity during school hours. Use the Right to Recess Toolbox to let your community know that kids deserve and NEED recess!

A sample petition used to save recess in De Kalb County can be find here.

Picture and article modified from Get Schooled which features information and conversation about education in Atlanta, Georgia and the nation.
By author/blogger Maureen Downey