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HB 1283 - Quality Basic Education Act; recess for students in kindergarten and grades one through five; provide

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Demetrius Douglas (D)
Last Action: 5/9/2022 - Effective Date 2022-07-01
House Committee: Education
Senate Committee: Education and Youth
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

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SUMMARY:  LC 33 8987  LC 49 0942S  LC 49 1004S

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, each elementary school would be required to schedule recess for all students in grades K-5 unless the student had PE or structured activity time or if reasonable circumstances impede recess. The bill includes a list of possible reasonable circumstances that might impede it.

Local boards of education are required to have written policies allowing unstructured break time for students in K-8. Requirements for what must be included in the policy remains as it is in current law.

Gov. Kemp vetoed a similar bill (HB 83) in 2019. 



July 1, 2022 

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