RI Kids Count on Recess

Testimony for House Bill 7644
“Despite numerous well-documented benefits, recess policies across the state vary
by age, grade, school, and district. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT applauds the 10 school districts that require 20 minutes or more of daily recess (Burrillville, Chariho,Coventry, Cumberland, Foster, Lincoln, New Shoreham, Smithfield, Tiverton,& Woonsocket) and the 13 districts that prohibit withholding recess (Barrington, Burrillville, Central Falls, Cranston, East Greenwich, Foster, Lincoln, Newport, North Providence, Providence, Smithfield, Tiverton,& Woonsocket).”

Testimony in support of Senate Bill 2669
“The Rhode Island General Assembly has shown strong support for child-
well being and academic achievement. This legislation is another important positive
step toward achieving those goals and promoting optimal social, emotional, cognitive, and
physical development of all elementary school age children in Rhode Island.”

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