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Ald. Ervin Supports Cps Move To Offer Recess
Elementary School Students Could See Recess as Early as 2012
CHICAGO (May 24, 2011) – Chicago elementary school students may be enjoying their day at school a little more soon. Chicago public elementary schools that do not offer a scheduled recess will be voting on if they will provide one by the fall of 2012. Each school operating under a closed campus system will make the decision through a voting delegation.
"I strongly support recess in our elementary schools and believe it will be a benefit to students as well as teachers. Allowing local committees to vote on the decision to allow recess for students is the right move," said Alderman Jason Ervin of the 28th Ward. "I encourage the elementary schools of the 28th Ward to vote to implement recess for students. As a former member of the Local School Council in my Ward, I can see the value of recess and the need for it."
Each school's committee will be comprised of the principal, three teachers, a Chicago Teachers Union delegate and three parents of the Local School Council. The Chicago Teacher's Union supports an open campus recess system.
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