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AN ACT concerning education.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The School Code is amended by adding Section
27-6.3 as follows:
(105 ILCS 5/27-6.3 new)
Play time required in elementary school.
(a) All public schools shall provide daily time for
supervised, unstructured, child-directed play for all students
in kindergarten through grade 5. Play time must allow
unstructured play, and may include organized games, but shall
not include the use of computers, tablets, phones, or videos.
Schools are encouraged to provide play time outdoors, but it
may be held indoors. If play time is held indoors, schools are
encouraged to provide it in a space that promotes physical
activity. Time spent dressing or undressing for outdoor play
time shall not count towards the daily time for play.
(b) Play time shall not count as a course of physical
education that fulfills the requirements of Section 27-6, nor
shall time spent in a course of physical education count
towards the daily time for play.
(c) Play time shall be considered clock hours for the
purposes of Section 10-19.05. For any school day 5 clock hours