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Letter: Wait a year to assess longer recess time

A new playground, replacing one that was damaged

A new playground, replacing one that was damaged during superstorm Sandy, is pictured at Hobart Beach in Eatons Neck Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Congratulations to the Patchogue-Medford school district for doubling the amount of recess time in kindergarten through fifth grade [“More time for play,” News, Sept. 12]. Even 5- to 11-year-olds need a break!

I hope the district waits at least a year or two to see the positive results, and doesn’t back down because of criticism. Other districts should look at the potential for positive results, including better test scores.

Art Romita, South Setauket

Editor’s note: The writer is a retired teacher.