After a couple months of negotiation with the Shelton school administration, parents of Mohegan Elementary have successfully convinced teachers to reinstate fill recess time throughout the week.
Back in November, Shelton mom Aimee Cayer sent in a letter to the editor explaining her disappointment with the decision to hold three days of recess per week for 15 minutes, down from 30 minutes of recess five days a week.
Board of Education member Mark Holden said a small meeting was held amongst assistant superintendent Lorraine Rossner, Mohegan principal Anne Hamilton and a few concerned parents.
"[My friend] was told that one of the reasons it only affected Mohegan is because our specials teachers are full time for Mohegan only," Cayer. "It kills me that we have to have a full time school psychologist that must split her time between two schools."
After some discussion and a review of each grade level's schedule, it was determined that Mohegan students will now have 20 minutes of recess per day, five days a week.
"I had kids come up and thank me for getting recess back for them. My girls were singing 'Mama did it, Mama did it, oh yeah, we got recess back!' for days," Cayer said.
School administrators were not available for comment on Monday.