Snohomish Times News SNOHOMISH WEATHER
Home | Business News | County News | Entertainment | Local News | Photo Gallery | Prep Sports | Roads Traffic News | Snohomish News Archive | STSPN.COM

Mandatory recess

Les Schwab Tires
Published:2023-02-28 State
Mandatory recess     Print Snohomish Times    
Mandatory recess

By Reneé Diaz
Washington State Journal
Elementary schools will be required to give students 30 minutes of recess every day and teachers would be prohibited from denying recess as a disciplinary measure, under a bill that passed the Senate despite objections.
The bill, ESSB 5257, is sponsored by Sen. T’wina Nobles, D-Fircrest, and passed with a vote of 28-21.
“Play is critical to positive youth development. What we know about recess is it can lower cortisol levels. It can increase problem-solving, and it can help our students build relationships with each other when they are playing,” Nobles said.
Some lawmakers argued a teacher’s ability to take away recess is the only appropriate form of leverage they have to counter defiant behavior.
“I think the underlying bill is overly prescriptive and could create quite a bit of challenge to school districts throughout the state,” said Sen. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee. “The appropriate venue to deal with this bill is for parents within their local communities with their locally elected school boards, not the Washington State Senate.”
The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.

Published: Thursday, March 02, 2023
Everett Shooting Everett Shooting
Major Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting that resulted in a death. Suspect in custody.

Published: Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Community Transit public hearing Community Transit public hearing
Community Transit public hearing and monthly board meeting, March 2

Published: Wednesday, March 01, 2023
HB 1535 and SB 5063 HB 1535 and SB 5063
HB 1535 and SB 5063: to provide full legislative oversight of the governors emergency powers

Published: Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Lost Tooth Lost Tooth
Even the Tooth Fairy cant Escape Inflation as Average Lost Tooth Value More than Doubles to $6.25 in Washington State & Western U.S.

Published: Wednesday, March 01, 2023
Alexis Cheney paged in the Washington State Alexis Cheney paged in the Washington State
Alexis paged in the seventh week of the 105-day legislative session. Her duties included assisting the Washington State House of Representatives

Traffic Conditions Published: 2023-02-28
Power generation facilities
Published: 2023-02-28
Mandatory recess
Published: 2023-02-27
Senate approves safety measures for road workers
Published: 2023-02-27
Sidewalk and street improvements
Published: 2023-03-26
Board of Equalization
Published: 2023-02-25
Test for paraeducators needs reform
Published: 2023-02-24
Southeast Eastgate Way


Snohomish Sports Network



The Epoch Times


The Worldwide Media Guide