School’s recess future in question

Elimination of recess monitors will cut recess from 20 minutes to 10 minutes in Norwood-Norfolk Elementary School.

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.

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