Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 4A, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, the following section:-
Section 4B. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no public elementary school shall decrease the amount of time it allots and provides to students as recess time designed to allow students to participate in physical and social activities as a result of any changes in standards or curriculum that the school is required to or chooses to adopt. For purposes of this section, “elementary school” shall mean a school providing instruction to grades 1 through 5, and, where so designated by a school committee prior to the commencement of a school year, may also include a middle school or other intermediate level school providing instruction to grades 5 through 6 or any combination thereof.
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