Make us your home page
Instagram

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Speaker Corcoran's message to parents wanting school recess: Be patient

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes

Scott Keeler / Tampa Bay Times

House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes

20

April

Speaker Richard Corcoran told reporters Thursday that there’s plenty of time in the final two weeks of the 2017 session for the Florida House to vote on a bill that would require more time for recess in public elementary schools, but he would not commit to holding a floor vote as parents demand.

When asked if the House would take up a parent-supported bill (SB 78), which passed the Senate unanimously two weeks ago, Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, said during a press conference: “What I’d say on that is: We have two weeks left. There’s a lot of activity on the recess bill that’s still happening, and anything is possible.”

The House version of the recess bill — which was significantly watered-down and is no longer supported by parents, health and physical education experts, or the lawmaker sponsoring it — is stalled in a committee that’s not scheduled to meet again. There is no visible action by House members that indicates that status would change.

Full story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:37pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...