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Appendix C: State Legislative Policies on Physical Education and Physical Activity
Pages 397-476

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From page 397...
... The database can be found at http://www.nasbe.org/healthy_schools/hs. Begun in 1998 and continuously updated, the NASBE database is another data source that supplements the School Health Policies and Practices Study survey by providing supplemental information on the presence of relevant state laws and policies.
From page 398...
... Education of Education Textbooks only for odd Adopted by numbered the Alabama years. State Board of Education unless another textbook is recommended by the local textbook committee, recommended by the local superintendent, and adopted by the local board of education.
From page 399...
... either health opportunity. or physical education.
From page 400...
... education at the amount of elementary level, instruction. one course for the secondary level, and either 24 semester hours of courses in physical education, content areas, a master's degree in physical education, or a comparable certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
From page 401...
... schools through the process requires each of creating a wellness policy. governing board to adopt policies and procedures including minimum statewide requirements regarding participation in extracurricular activities for pupils in grades 6-12.
From page 402...
... . The State Board minutes of of Education's additional Rules Governing physical activity Nutrition and per week for Physical Activity grades K-6, Standards which may (2007)
From page 403...
... Appendix C 403 Graduation Requirement Recess Athletics Walk/Bike Wellness Policy One-half No state policy. No state policy.
From page 404...
... : Code of 51210.2 (2002) Education Codes permits a school The State Board Regulations encourages each 33350, 51210, district to of Education Title 5, school district 51210-1, 51222, exempt a student adopted Physical Division 1, to employ a 51223, 51225-3 if the pupil is Education Chapter 10, credentialed ill or injured Model Content Subchapter physical Education Code and a modified Standards for 1, Article education 51210 (no program to meet California 3.1, 10060, teacher within date available)
From page 405...
... The in conjunction organizations, provides education code with California districts with suggestions and also establishes Highway concrete recommendations the California Patrol, to for meeting Section 204 Department of establish and requirements (Project LEAN Education as the administer a and Healthy Children Ready authority over Safe Routes to Learn)
From page 406...
... required to have each day if the a bachelor's school meets degree in less than 5 days physical per week, into education, as each elementary outlined in school student's State Board schedule. of Education Regulation The requirement 2260.5-R-8.16 for students (2004)
From page 407...
... 1601 (2004) requires the Department of Transportation to establish and administer a Safe Routes to School program to distribute federal funds to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in school areas.
From page 408...
... requires education that students in are required public schools to complete receive physical a physical education fitness instruction. assessment.
From page 409...
... "recess," Chapter 170 Section 10-221 (2003) requires each local board to include a period of physical exercise in the regular school day for students in grades K-5.
From page 410...
... and allows the Curriculum (2006) for licensure Administrative physical and Delaware requires each as a physical Code 14:503 education Standards school district educator are (2005)
From page 411...
... "local school authorizes the districts shall Department of establish their Transportation own academic to establish eligibility and administer criteria for a Safe Routes participation in to School extra-curricular program. activities for all extra-curricular activities except for interscholastic athletics," which are defined in Administrative Codes 14:1008 and 14:1009 (2004)
From page 412...
... Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, students in grades 6-8 were required to complete the equivalent of one class period per day of physical education for one semester of each school year.
From page 413...
... requires every school district requires the exclusion; establishes to review its school wellness one credit requires the Safe Paths policy annually. in physical equal athletic to Schools education opportunities for program in the to include both genders.
From page 414...
... requirements 2-776 (2009) , Curriculum requires each for prospective and 20-2-142; Standards and local school health and State Board of Resources.
From page 415...
... (1997) requires requires each local school high school board to adopt a students to policy regulating complete one competitive unit of health interscholastic and physical activities for education (out grades 6-12.
From page 416...
... Standards requires all for Physical school districts Education to provide (2010) set instruction uniform content in health and standards physical fitness.
From page 417...
... Statute 291C-A The state Board of Education of Education (2012) creates amended its Health, Policy 4540 a Safe Routes Wellness, and Safety Policy (2006)
From page 418...
... an exemption Statute 5/27-7 state-approved mandates all for students (1998) calls for program school boards in grades 11 the state Board for physical to provide for and 12 for of Education education that instruction the following to prepare and is based on and training reasons: (1)
From page 419...
... daily physical (2002) requires with wellness policy education the state Board resources.
From page 420...
... school teachers Code 20-30- are required to 5-7.5 (2006) have a major requires school in physical corporations to education from provide daily an approved physical activity program.
From page 421...
... 5-7.5 (2006) requires school corporations to provide daily physical activity for students in elementary school consisting of curricula and programs and may include the use of recess beginning in the 2006-2007 school year.
From page 422...
... K-5 to engage in 30 minutes of This is not physical activity required if daily and students a parent or in grades 6-12 guardian files to engage in 120 a written minutes per week. statement with the school Exemptions may principal stating be granted on the that the course basis of conflict or activity with religious conflicts with beliefs, upon a religious belief.
From page 423...
... School Board's Code 36.14 model wellness policy and model wellness prescribes rules additional support materials. policy (2010)
From page 424...
... 6011 (2006) offer credit for states the athletic practice legislature's nor count support for athletic practice physical as a physical education education and urges the course." state Board of Education to require some type of physical education class for grades K-12.
From page 425...
... One unit of No state policy. State Board No state policy.
From page 426...
... 36 semester program for all hours of course students in grades content work K-12. in physical education and State Board completion of of Education the professional Regulation education course 13A.04.13.01 and experience (2001)
From page 427...
... wellness policy (2005) requires directly from the Michigan one credit State Board of Education's of physical Policy (2005)
From page 428...
... states Comprehensive that "physical Health education shall Curriculum be taught as a Framework required subject (1999) provides in all grades for a more detailed all students in the vision of public schools standards for for the purpose what students of promoting the should be able physical well- to learn and being of such know regarding students." physical activity and fitness in grades PreK-12.
From page 429...
... students are requires each School Wellness not required Advisory Council to review to complete and evaluate the school specified units district's wellness policy of physical every 3 years. education.
From page 430...
... Minnesota Statute 120A.22 The state Board Standards are Local districts State Board of (2005) requires of Education to be developed are required Education Rule physical requires all locally.
From page 431...
... The Michigan State Board Compiled Law State Board of of Education Model Local 380.1278a Education (2000) Wellness Policy (2005)
From page 432...
... states the fitness testing teachers in of activity-based grades 7-8, basic curriculum using the elementary, instruction as which is of each Fitnessgram®, middle, and high defined by the sanctioned by elementary and Activity- school grades state Board the Mississippi middle school to gram®, prior to licensure of Education High School include physical President's is a bachelor's instruction for Association education. Challenge degree, a K-8 and half of a and JROTC if to Fitness, standard MS Carnegie unit of approved by Standard 32 or other license, and 21 physical activity the Mississippi requires physical comparable semester hours or physical Department education be a program.
From page 433...
... No state policy. The state Department of Carnegie unit Education produced the of physical Local School Wellness Policy activity or Guide for Development physical (2005)
From page 434...
... and the minimum calls for students that the classes requirement." to receive be taught instruction by teachers on efficiency certificated in the of human field. movement and performance Junior high/ and on physical middle schools activity and must teach lifetime physical wellness.
From page 435...
... No state policy. A local wellness policy credit in requires presentation created by a physical elementary Department of Education education, out schools to staff member includes of 24 specified provide students resources, guidelines, units, as a minimum of requirements, etc., to aid outlined in the one recess period districts in developing local Graduation of 20 minutes per wellness policies.
From page 436...
... , courses per the State standards Board adopted for school the Health accreditation Enhancement outlined in K-12 State Board Content and of Education Performance Administrative Standards for Rule 10.54.2501 grade levels (by (2000)
From page 437...
... No state policy. The State Board of Public of Education Education adopted a position Administrative statement encouraging Rule districts to adopt and 10.55.905 implement local wellness (2000)
From page 438...
... schools. minimum of 15 semester hours 92 Nebraska The Nebraska in scientific Administrative Physical foundations Code 10- Education and a minimum 004.03A9 (no Essential of 12 semester date available)
From page 439...
... No state policy. Administrative 2,116 (no Code 10- date available)
From page 440...
... practicable, in all exempt from 389.485 also public schools. taking a course include student For prospective State Board in physical performance secondary of Education education based standards physical Administrative on a physical or for physical education Codes 389.2425, mental condition education for candidates, 389.283, supported grades 2, 3, 5, 8, the minimum 389.2946, by a written and 12.
From page 441...
... Assembly Bill The State Board of Education of Education 231 (2005) implemented mandatory Rule 389.664 requires local guidelines via a Statewide (Board of and regional School Wellness Policy Education governmental (2005)
From page 442...
... to State Board meet the physical of Education education Rule Ed 507.16 requirements in (2003)
From page 443...
... that includes school requires that developmentally wellness policy and resources high school appropriate daily assessment form. students physical activity complete to encourage one credit physical activity in physical recess periods.
From page 444...
... in health to achieve the and physical core standards. Standards 2.5, education, Motor Skill State Board Development, of Education and 2.6, Fitness, Administrative must be met Code 6A:9-11.8 by the end of (2004)
From page 445...
... requires school Code 6A:8-5 requires a medical districts participating in (no date examination prior any of the federally funded available) to participation child nutrition programs to requires 3.75 on a school- submit their local policies credits of sponsored to the state Department of health and interscholastic Agriculture for a compliance physical or intramural check with the state's Model education team or squad for Nutrition Policy (2005)
From page 446...
... secondary (7-12) physical activity.
From page 447...
... that all districts student activities. to walk or ride The law goes beyond federal prohibit a bicycle to minimum requirements withholding State Board school.
From page 448...
... second, or a comparable time each semester if the school is organized in other patterns. Education Law 803 requires physical education instruction for all pupils above the age of 8 in all elementary and secondary schools.
From page 449...
... (2004) Education provides guidance earn 2 units establishes and and suggestions for creating in physical administers a local wellness policies, education (out Safe Routes including links to resources, of 22)
From page 450...
... The curriculum a pre- and a satisfactory calls for students post-health- Praxis I score Elementary in grades K-12 enhancing for admission schools should to receive fitness to the program, consider instruction in assessment, a minimum of providing 150 motor skills including 10 weeks of minutes per and movement heart student teaching, week and middle patterns, skill monitoring. completion of schools should acquisition and a technology consider 225 performance, product of minutes per establishing and learning, and week, including maintaining completion of a minimum regular a program of of physical participation in study that meets education every physical activity, state-approved other day for the accepting standards and school year.
From page 451...
... no specific recess Carolina review local wellness policies in health requirement, Administrative as part of the School Meal and physical State Board of Code 06E .0202 Initiative Review. education.
From page 452...
... requires who, during (2010) requires the Board of high school, has all physical Education of participated in education each city or local interscholastic teachers hired school district athletics, by districts after to require all marching band, July 1, 2013, students in K-12 or cheerleading to provide to engage in at for at least two instruction in least 30 minutes full seasons.
From page 453...
... Public Instruction provides requires resources from its Moving one unit Forward with School of physical Wellness: Making Your education, District Policy Work for of which Healthy Children workshop. one-half may In conjunction with Team be health for Nutrition, the department grades 9-12 has produced a Local (local district Wellness Policy handout requirements (2006)
From page 454...
... Statute 70-11 103.9 (2005) requires school districts to provide all students physical education programs, which may include athletics, for accreditation.
From page 455...
... requires the Board of each school district to report Education to the state Department of to strongly Education on the district's encourage wellness policy, goals, school districts guidelines, and progress in to incorporate implementing the policy and physical activity attaining the goals. into the school day by providing to students in full-day kindergarten and grades 1-5 at least a 20-minute daily recess, in addition to the 60 minutes of required physical education.
From page 456...
... districts to offer School districts instruction are required in physical to devote at education least 50 percent that meets of physical the academic education class content time to actual standards physical activity. for physical Full compliance education is required by the adopted by the 2017-2018 school State Board of year.
From page 457...
... the state board hazards to to administer children interscholastic walking or activities. bicycling to and from school.
From page 458...
... Supporting fitness. Physically Active Lifestyles Through Quality Physical Education (2003)
From page 459...
... 4.27 (1999) required to complete a Local requires the requires students Wellness Policy Checklist completion of both sexes to and submit it to the state of one health have equal access Department of Education and physical in interscholastic with their Wellness Policy.
From page 460...
... South Dakota Physical No state policy. The State Board No state Bachelor's education is not of Education policy.
From page 461...
... high school Physical Fitness serving grades 1-6 governing The council is required to diploma, per recommends from providing bodies to assess, plan, implement, and State Board that schools allot competitive work with monitor district and school of Education time each day for sports "of a school districts health policies and programs, R 43-259 supervised recess varsity pattern to identify including the development of (2003)
From page 462...
... In addition, the education, and rules permit wellness in high school districts school. and schools to allow students to substitute JROTC for their required Lifetime Wellness credit in high school.
From page 463...
... physical activity athletics shall not per week into be substituted the instructional for the wellness school day for requirement. elementary and secondary school students.
From page 464...
... requires the least 30 minutes Waivers may State Board school district for at least four be granted of Education to provide semesters. If this for credit to Administrative summarized is impractical individual Code 74.1 results to the due to scheduling students for (2004)
From page 465...
... that local State Board to consider and by the school within the wellness policies are required of Education make policy district that is Department of to meet (and are encouraged Administrative recommendations not necessarily Transportation. to surpass)
From page 466...
... requirement (2004) , the Core -- for prospective state Board Secondary physical of Education (2005)
From page 467...
... school districts, health care providers, community-based organizations, businesses, and families to work with the legislature to establish comprehensive wellness policies to help prevent and reduce the prevalence of overweight children and adolescents. The State The Nutrition No state policy.
From page 468...
... major in health and physical education or 45 semester hours of coursework in the areas specified in the code.
From page 469...
... to report on the requires 2 (2006) requires interscholastic status of the local wellness credits in elementary activities in public policy as part of the required health and schools to high schools School Health Advisory physical provide students to develop, Board Annual Report.
From page 470...
... the 2011-2012 school year, any district waiver or exemption policy from physical education requirements for high school students should be based on meeting both health and fitness curricula concepts as well as alternative means of engaging in physical activity and but should acknowledge students' interest in pursuing their academic interests.
From page 471...
... . Details are also provided in High School Graduation Requirements (2004)
From page 472...
... provides state board the minimum elementary grant waivers to content to prescribe requirement school to school districts standards and a program for prospective participate in at regarding objectives within the physical least 30 minutes physical for physical existing health education of physical education time education and physical teachers in education at least requirements. but does not education elementary, 3 days a week, mandate program that middle, and high and requires at The waiver any specific incorporates school grades least one full allows districts curriculum.
From page 473...
... State Board of Education full course 2436.10 (1984) Policy 4321.1 (2008)
From page 474...
... SOURCE: National Association of State Boards of Education State School Health Policy Database (available at http://www.nasbe.org/healthy_schools/hs [accessed March 5, 2013]
From page 475...
... in physical education.


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