SB 636: Recess for All Young Students
Please support SB636. The bill, now in the House, is being sponsored by Representative Dunkin.
SB 636 (Lightford) was passed by the Senate on May 10, 2012. This bill provides that a school board shall require that schools provide daily recess for all students in kindergarten through grade 5. It further provides that the recess must be at least 20 minutes in length. Recess shall include unstructured play and may include organized games. If the principal determines that the weather is inclement, then the principal shall direct that recess be held indoors. A school board may require that schools provide daily recess for all students in grades 6 through 8. The school board must prohibit the withholding of recess as a disciplinary action.
Reach out to your representatives and ask them to support recess in Chicago Public Schools by supporting SB636.
This bill is on the agenda for the Illinois House's Elementary & Secondary Education Committee hearing on May 22, 2012. Please contact committee members using the form below.