Raimondo says she’ll sign school recess mandate

By News Staff


The Associated Press

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she’ll sign a bill mandating at least 20 minutes of recess at elementary schools, joking that her kids wouldn’t let her back in the house if she vetoed it.

The Democrat talked to reporters Wednesday about a few of the hundreds of bills heading to her desk after the state’s General Assembly passed them last week before adjourning.        

Raimondo had earlier expressed concerns about the school recess bill. She now says she’s pleased by an amendment that gives teachers more leeway to withhold a child’s recess if necessary.

Raimondo says she’s less sure if she’ll sign another education bill that could curb the growth of charter schools.

The bill would give towns more say over whether a new charter school can open.

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