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Updated: 10/17/2013 11:09 pm
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Students at Okolona Elementary School have not been able to go outside for recess all year long.

The school's playground equipment does not meet the Americans With Disabilities Act requirements.

It needs to have handicapped-accessible walkways and equipment for children who may need it.

The Okolona School District is hoping the community will help raise money to buy a new playground for its students.

In the meantime, the superintendent said the school is using other resources to keep the students active.

"There's a big movement in education about having students move in the classroom, exercise in the classroom," Okolona School District Superintendent Dexter Green said. "So there are so many things that can be utilized to make sure that our students live healthy and active lifestyles."

Superintendent Green said teachers have the students do yoga to give them another way to have some fun during recess.
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