The Government officially cancels recess as part of an experiment, but it begins to go wrong when the kids become tired, bored and behave in a drone-like manner. Even the staff themselves (including Principal Prickly and Ms. Finster) find themselves to be very bored during the cancellation of recess. The students' test scores go up, and so does productivity, but soon the scores go down again. The Secretary of Schools then decides to reinstitute recess (as well as treating it as a new program, called R.E.C.E.S.S. (reck-is).) The students go outside, and their drone-like behavior disappears.