Physical Activity Policy

  1. Physical Activity Policy for Elementary School Students

    The district shall require students in kindergarten through grade 5 to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes throughout the school year, as part of the district’s physical education program or through structured activity during a campus’s daily recess.
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  3. If the district determines, for any particular grade level, that requiring moderate or vigorous daily physical activity is impractical due to scheduling concerns or other factors, the district may as an alternative require a student in that grade level to participate in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 135 minutes during each school week. 


    Physical Activity Policy for Intermediate and Middle School Students

    The district shall require students in grades 6–8 to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes for at least four semesters during those grade levels as part of the district's physical education curriculum.

    The district may as an alternative require a student enrolled in a grade level for which the district uses block scheduling to participate in moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 225 minutes during each period of two school weeks.

    The district must provide an exemption for:

    1. A student who is unable to participate in the required physical activity because of              illness or disability; and

    2. A student who participates in an extracurricular activity with a moderate or                          vigorous physical activity component that is considered a structured activity                        and meets the requirements for extracurricular activity as defined at 19                                    Administrative Code 76.1001.

    The district may allow an exemption for a student on a middle or junior high school campus participating in a school-related activity or an activity sponsored by a private league or club only if that activity meets each of the following requirements:
     

  4.         1. The activity must be structured;

  5.         2. The board must certify the activity; and 

  6.         3. The student must provide proof of participation in the activity.
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  8. A “structured activity” is an activity that meets, at a minimum, each of the following requirements:
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  10.         1. The activity is based on the grade appropriate movement, physical activity and                     health, and social development strands of the essential knowledge and skills for                   physical education specified in 19 Administrative Code Chapter 116; and
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  12.         2. The activity is organized and monitored by school personnel or by appropriately                trained instructors who are part of a program that has been certified by the                            board.