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Orange to expand recess to all elementary schools

Orange to expand recess to all elementary schools

All Orange County elementary schools will offer recess next school year, a change from this past year when 23 campuses did not require giving youngsters that traditional school-day break. The Orange County School Board is planning to discuss recess Tuesday and vote on a resolution recommending all elementary schools offer 20 minutes of recess a day, at least on days when students don't have a physical education class. Although the resolution stops short of requiring recess, all schools have found some way to have it, officials said. The school board will review those details Tuesday. "It's not perfect. It's a step in the right direction," said parent Amy...