F.C. Schools to Expand Recess Periods

With two parents speaking out at Tuesday night’s Falls Church School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan confirmed he’d already made the decision to extend the unstructured, open-play recess periods at Mt. Daniel and Thomas Jefferson Elementary Schools next fall. The move is “important for the cognitive and energy levels” of students, Noonan said. He said extending the policy to the middle and high schools is currently being contemplated.