Proposed Maine Law Requires Schools To Provide Kids With 30 Min. Of Physical Activity
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.