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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Thursday night to make recess mandatory for all elementary schools.

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According to the new rules, students will get at least 20 minutes each day for the rest of this year.

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Next year, recess will last 30 minutes a day.

There is a firm belief by some board members, kids who get time to take a break and play, perform better academically.

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