Proposed Maine legislation would require school districts to provide K-5 students with at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity.

The bill would go into effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

"For purposes of this section, 'physical activity' means unstructured recess, recreational classroom activity or structured physical education," the bill reads.

Teachers would not be allowed to deny a student physical activity as a form of punishment or discipline.

According to the bill, if a child is misbehaving during physical activity, the school may provide an alternative physical activity for the student.

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