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Restoring physical activity at elementary schools

Mark sponsored the new Board policy which mandated 60 weekly minutes of organized physical activity (either physical education or “structured recess”) in elementary schools. As with many new policies, compliance during the first year was incomplete.

Moving Forward

The original proposal required more minutes per week, and an increase to 75 or 100 minutes per week should be the ultimate goal. Elementary children should also have periods of traditional unstructured recess.