Friday, February 11, 2011

Colorado considers Mandatory Recess / Physical Activity Requirements


Colorado lawmakers are starting work on mandatory recess / physical activity requirements for schools.

The measure approved in committee Monday afternoon requires all elementary school students to receive 30 minutes a day of physical activity. It now goes to a vote in the House.

House Bill 1069 would allow physical education classes to count toward the requirement, but recess couldn't replace P.E.

Nine states and the District of Columbia enacted such legislation in schools in 2010 alone most citing the childhood obesity crisis as the impetus.