- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - One Manatee County mother is criticizing her local school district for shortening recess time for elementary school students.

The estate lawyer with two elementary school-aged children tells The Bradenton Herald (https://bit.ly/1ra6ZUq ) her third grader was stressed and upset when she came home one afternoon without having recess. The mother plans to bring a motion before the school board to restore recess time in all elementary schools.

She says parents were never told about a plan to reduce recess time.

But the school district says all students are getting the required number of minutes for physical activity each week. The district says there has been no change in the overall time allotted for exercise but that some students may have less recess time because they are getting more physical education time.

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Information from: The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald , https://www.bradenton.com

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