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In this Texas Parent Teachers Association (PTA) resolution for school recess, the Texas PTA describes the benefits and importance of allowing elementary school children to participate in recess.
In this resolution, The Texas PTA makes it clear that they support:
- At least 20 minutes of recess, every day while school is in session;
- That children receive both recess and physical education classes;
- Policies developed by school districts to ensure that recess includes unstructured play, that playground equipment is safe, and that an adequate adult to student ratio of 1 adult to 30 students be established;
- That recess is not withheld from children as a form of disciplinary action.
To learn more about the role that PTAs can play in bringing healthy changes to their community, city, and state, view the Texas PTAs website to view an informative slideshow presentation. Also, be sure to check out another slideshow presentation to learn about policies which support healthy students.