How can our school get credit for aggregate hours for having structured recess?
Unstructured recess time will not be included as aggregate hours of instruction for the school day and year. However, if the school provides structured recess times (i.e., certified teacher or instructional paraprofessional supervises students in structured activities during recess) then the time may be counted."Structured recess" is a planned and actively supervised break from regular instruction during the school day. All Students on the school grounds engage in organized "play" or games that emphasize turn taking, helpfulness, rule following, and emotional control. Structured recess must be supervised either by a licensed teacher who is the teacher of record, or an instructional paraprofessional who is a co-teacher under the direction of a licensed teacher.
To indicate this time is part of the aggregate hours of instruction, report the structured recess sessions using the appropriate K-12 course code on the Master Schedule portion of the TEAMS report. To verify the nature of the structured instruction, OPI may request documentation such as lesson plans.
30th of October, 2012