School’s recess future in questionPosted: June 17, 2011
Four part-time recess monitors, at a total cost of $25,000, were cut in the budget passed last month by voters in an upstate New York school district. Currently recess takes place in the final 20 minutes of each 40-minute lunch period. Next year there will be 10 minutes of recess in each 40-minute lunch period. “The district’s Teacher aides and high school work study students will will fill gaps left by the cuts,” according to Brian Hayden, WatertownDailyTimes.com.