School recess requirement moves ahead in Colorado Legislature |

School recess requirement moves ahead in Colorado Legislature

DENVER (AP) – Elementary schools in Colorado are a step closer to new recess or physical activity requirements.

The state Senate gave initial approval to the requirement on Friday.

The bill requires schoolchildren through elementary school to have 30 minutes a day of physical activity. Schools wouldn’t be allowed to substitute recess for physical education classes.

A few Republicans complained that most schools provide 30 minutes a day of activity already, and that state curriculum requirements include physical education. Supporters say that rising childhood obesity makes the daily activity directive worthwhile.

The measure faces another, more formal vote in the Senate before senators can start negotiating minor differences with the House.


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