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Michigan School Sets ‘No Tag, No Chasing’ Policy For Recess

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Kids have been playing tag during recess forever. The rules are simple and no fancy playground equipment is needed. An elementary school in our state is making news, however, for a new policy that takes that game off their playground during recess.

New Groningen School, in Zeeland Michigan near Grand Rapids, has issued a “No Tag, No Chasing” policy to stop behavior that the school felt was too rough for young students.

Last Wednesday, letters were sent home informing parents of the new policy. The letters cited the problem of students “running in packs, pushing, knocking other children over, and making the game (tag) dangerous.”

The consequences for continued “rough play” will be immediate removal from recess, a note to the student’s parents and exclusion from the next two recess periods. Is this Michigan school being too protective?

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