Saturday, April 23, 2011

Let's get this right

The year-long process of getting a recess policy through for the Worcester Public Schools may come to a conclusion on Thursday, but not, it appears, without one more bump in the road.
Not surprisingly, when asked, some of the principals who have said in the past that they have difficulty organizing 30 minutes of recess for all of their students raised this issue again. Administration, in response, is suggesting to the School Committee that the policy be rewritten to read "15-30 minutes."
...thus leaving us more or less where we were last year at this time.
If you think that recess, which has been shown, time after time, to improve student behavior, health, wellbeing, and, yes, even academic progress, is important enough to devote a required 1/12 of the day to, I urge you to contact the Worcester School Committee before the Thursday meeting.
The meeting is at 7pm at City Hall, and yes, you can come and speak to the item.


Bill Randell said...


I grew up on Dawson Road and when I was a kid, real young must have been 3 or 4. My sisters went to Tatnuck School and I remember them actually coming home for lunch????

I was telling someone that the other day and they told me no way. I vividly remember them coming home for lunch?

Someone confirm or correct.


Tracy Novick said...

I'm getting you a date on when that stopped happening, but from what I do know, I believe you could well be remembering right.

Bill Randell said...

Imagine that we use to let kids go home for lunch?