Cairo-Durham schools replace recess with study hall

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One local school district says it is getting rid of recess.

The Cairo-Durham middle and high schools will eliminate recess in favor of a study hall period.

Lunch periods will also be one minute shorter than they were last year.

The district told NewsChannel 13 the decision came after a great deal of deliberation and consideration among the staff.

The time used for recess could be better used in a study hall, they said, to help encourage more productivity and time for students to meet with teachers.