Bill Text: AZ SB1083 | 2018 | Fifty-third Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced

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Bill Title: Schools; recess periods

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-04-05 - Chapter 130 [SB1083 Detail]

Download: Arizona-2018-SB1083-Introduced.html




REFERENCE TITLE: schools; recess periods




State of Arizona


Fifty-third Legislature

Second Regular Session




SB 1083


Introduced by

Senators Allen S: Fann





amending Title 15, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 15-118; relating to recess in schools.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Title 15, chapter 1, article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 15-118, to read:

START_STATUTE15-118.  Recess; requirements; exceptions; definition

A.  Each school district and charter school shall provide at least two recess periods during the school day for pupils in kindergarten programs and grades one through five.

B.  Notwithstanding subsection a of this section, a school that offers a half-day kindergarten program is required to provide at least one recess period during the school day for pupils in that kindergarten program.  A school district or a charter school may count a pupil's participation in a physical education course during a day as one of that day's recess periods required by subsection A of this section.

C.  A school district or charter school is not required to extend the school day as part of meeting the requirements of subsection a of this section.

D.  This section does not apply to middle schools, junior high schools, high schools, Arizona online instruction or schools in which the lowest grade of instruction offered is grade five.

E.  For the purposes of this section, "recess" means a period of time during the regular school day, including time before or after a scheduled lunch period, during which a pupil is able to engage in physical activity or social interaction with other pupils. END_STATUTE