|IL||Signed into law 08/2014||P-12||Physical Fitness Assessments|
Defines "physical fitness assessment". Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, directs the state board to require all public schools to use a scientifically-based, health-related physical fitness assessment for grades 3-12 and periodically report fitness inf...
|MD||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Funding for Athletic Programs for Students with Disabilities|
Requires the state board and local boards of education to ensure that athletic programs for students with disabilities are adequately funded by local boards of education and to ensure that students with disabilities have equal opportunities to participate in m...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2014||P-12||Physical Education|
Prohibits counting walking to and from class towards the minimum of 90 minutes per week of required physical activity for public school students.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||CPR/AED PE Requirement|
Requires that the one-half Carnegie unit requirement in physical education include an instructional component on the proper administration of CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Requires the State Department of Education to monitor complian...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||School District P.E. Requirements|
Allows school districts to determine which courses to count toward the one unit physical education requirement for graduation. Provides that districts may chose to include a physical education program that meets state content and performance standards or parti...
|WI||Signed into law 12/2013||P-12||Math Credits Can Include Computer Sciences; No PE requirements; Science Can be CTE|
Modifies graduation requirements. Allows a board to award up to one mathematics credit for successfully completing in the high school grades a course in computer sciences that the department has determined qualifies as computer sciences according to criteria e...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2013||P-12||Exemption from Physical Education|
Authorizes a local board to excuse a student from a physical education course if the student has an individualized educational program, is participating in an adaptive athletic program outside of the school setting, and documents such participation as determin...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2013||P-12||Collecting K-8 Physical Health Data|
Amends existing law to collect data on physical capacity for physical education and time spent on physical education for grades K-8.
|LA||Passed 05/2013||P-12||Compliance with Physical Activity Requirement in Schools|
Directs the department of education to study public school compliance with state law regarding required physical activity in schools. Directs the department, by December 31, 2013, to submit a report to the senate select committee on women and children on speci...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2012||P-12||Enhance Physical Education Task Force|
Establishes the Enhance Physical Education Task Force. Establishes various purposes of the task force. Directs the task force to (1) make recommendations to the governor and the general assembly on certain goals of the Illinois Learning Standards for Physical ...
|CA||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Appropriations and Reappropriations|
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Physical Exercise Requirement for Grades K-5|
(Sec. 9) Requires public schools to include a total of 20 minutes of physical exercise in each regular school day for students in kindergarten through grade five. http://www.cga.ct.gov/2012/ACT/PA/2012PA-00116-R00SB-00458-PA.htm...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Physical Education Regulations|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools. The Board shall promulgate the regulations to be effective beginning with the 2015 - 2016 school year.
|VA||Vetoed 04/2012||P-12||Physical Education Requirements|
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools. The Board shall promulgate the regulations to be effective beginning with the 2015 - 2016 school year.
|WI||Signed into law 12/2011||P-12||Course Substitution for Physical Education|
S.B. 95 - Section 8 (118.33)
Authorizes local boards to allow a pupil who participates in sports or in another organized physical activity, as determined by the school board, to complete an additional 0.5 credit in English, social studies, mathematics, science or health education in lieu ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2011||P-12||Health and Fitness Award Program|
From bill summary: Requires the state board to establish the Health and Fitness Award Program to recognize schools that conduct their physical education courses pursuant to the model content standards and demonstrate that increasing numbers of pupils enrolled ...
|TX||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Physical Fitness Assessment|
S.B. 8 - Physical Fitness Assessment
From bill summary: Limits a school district's required annual physical fitness assessment of students in grade three or higher to students enrolled in a course that satisfies the curriculum requirements for physical education.
Bill text (page 15 of 19): http:...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reporting Student Performance on Physical Fitness Assessment|
Amends provisions relating to reporting student performance on a physical fitness assessment instrument to the Texas Education Agency. http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/SB00226F.pdf#navpanes=0...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires local education agencies (LEAs) to incorporate a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each instructional day for elementary and secondary students. Currently, students are required to have a minimum of 90 minutes of physical activity per instruc...
|ME||Signed into law 05/2011||P-12||Physical Education Elementary School Pilot Project|
Directs the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Health and Human Services and the Maine Governor's Council on Physical Activity to reconvene the planning and oversight team, known as "PE4ME" and reappoint PE4ME members to further implement plans for...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2011||P-12||Physical Education/Activity Requirements|
Requires districts and charter schools to adopt policies to incorporate time for physical activity into schedules for elementary students. Spells out the minutes required for physical activity based on the length of time students attend school.
|UT||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||Support for Increased Participation in Outdoor Activities|
Expresses support for increased participation by children in outdoor activities and support policies that promote outdoor activities for Utah's children. Requires that a copy of this resolution be sent to, among other recipients, the state office of education....
|VA||Vetoed 02/2011||P-12||Physical Education Requirement|
S.B. 966/H.B. 1644
Requires at least 150 minutes of physical education per week on average during the regular school year for grades K through eight, with a similar goal for high school students. This requirement would go into effect beginning with the 2014 -2015 school year and...
|NY||Vetoed 10/2010||P-12||Outdoor Playspace in NYC Public Schools|
-Requires the chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to make an annual report to the governor and legislature on outdoor playspace in New York city public schools. Requires that the report identify: --Each outdoor playground at an educational ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Self-Defense and Safety Instruction in P.E.|
Requires the state board of education and the curriculum development and supplemental materials commission to include self-defense instruction and safety instruction in the next revision of the physical
education framework for pupils in grades 7, 8, 9, 11 and ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2010||P-12||State Physical Education Report|
S.B. 3681 - Section 105 ILCS 5/2-3.97
Repeals the section concerning the state board of education's biennial physical education report to the governor and general assembly. Page 51 of 51: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/96/SB/PDF/09600SB3681lv.pdf...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Physical Education and Physical Activity|
L.B. 18-564 - Physical Education and Physical Activity
Provides that one of the purposes of the newly-established Healthy Schools Fund is to make competitive grants available to public schools and charter schools to increase physical activity in schools. Establishes goal that children engage in physical activity f...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database|
Directs the state board of education to develop and maintain a nutrition and physical activity best practices database, to contain the results of any wellness-related fitness testing done by school districts, as well as information on successful programs and p...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student Health|
S.B. 210, Part I
Establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. Directs the council to:
(1) Monitor progress in improving student health and wellness
(2) Make periodic policy recommendations to the state board of education on ways to improve the nutritional sta...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires that the physical education curriculum be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enable students to develop the motor and self-management skills and knowledge necessary to participate in physical activity ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Healthy Kids Awards Program|
Establishes the healthy kids awards program to reward k-12th grade schools that implement policies and practices that create opportunities for students to be physically active and make healthy food choices throughout the day. The program seeks to integrate phy...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2010||P-12||Physical Education in Grades K-8|
Beginning with the 2010-11 school year, requires all students in grades K-8 to take physical education; provides that this may include dance education if taught at a magnet school, or may include marching band, JROTC, or other activity as approved in the stude...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Requires Support Spaces for Physical Education Instruction|
H.B. 334/S.B. 256
Requires the state department of education to adopt regulations that require all public school buildings newly constructed or completely renovated and occupied after January 1, 2013, to include a gymnasium and support spaces for physical education instruction ...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program|
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a minimum 12-month pilot program in which selected child care centers and day care homes participat...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Sports|
H.B. 1 - Sections 3701.77, 3701.771 and 3701.772
Repeals 3701.77, which established in the department of health the 15-member governor's advisory council on physical fitness, wellness and sports. Repeals 3701.771, which established the duties of the council. Repeals 3701.772, which related to the awarding of...
|OH||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Physical Education Standards and Implementation|
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.079(A)(3), 3301.0718(B)
Repeals Section 3301.0718(A), which directed the state board to adopt the most recent standards developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education as the K-12 physical education standards, or to adopt its own K-12 P.E. standards, and moves ...
|MO||Signed into law 07/2009||P-12||Physical Education|
S.B. 291--Physical Activity Requirements
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, school districts must ensure that students in elementary school participate in moderate physical activity for the entire school year for an average of 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes per day. Students with disabili...
|NY||Adopted 06/2009||P-12||Physical Education, Coaches and Athletic Eligibility|
Title 8 NYCRR 135.4
Specifies that students in grades 5-6 who are in a middle school must participate in the physical education program a minimum of three periods per calendar week during one semester of each school year and two periods during the other semester, or a comparable ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Fitness Assessments|
Provides for physical fitness assessments in schools. It is the intention of the legislature to authorize a framework to collect data to assess the status of an expansion program, based upon a pilot program that will utilize a health-related fitness assessment...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Activity and Academic Achievement|
Directs the Department of Education to seek public and private funding for programs that link physical activity and academic achievement and to inform school districts about funding opportunities. Chapter 495
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Ed. Requirements|
Requires public schools to provide a specified amount of physical activity each school day for students in specified grades; provides for the establishment of school health advisory councils by each city, parish and local public school board; provides that the...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Physical Education|
Specifies criteria that physical education programs must meet. Requires each district to establish specific objectives and goals the district intends to
accomplish through the physical education curriculum. Requires districts, in implementing the physical educ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Phys. Ed. and Health in Elementary Schools|
Requires the Commissioner of Education to conduct an assessment of the physical education capacities of elementary schools and to report to the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs; establishes the Obesity and Chronic Disease Fund, transf...
|AL||Pocket veto by governor 05/2009||P-12||Mandatory Physical Education|
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, requires K-8 students in public and private schools to take physical education....
|GA||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Student Health and Physical Education Act|
Enacts the Student Health and Physical Education Act. Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, requires local school systems to conduct an annual fitness assessment for students in grades 1-12 enrolled in a physical education class. Requires individual assessment...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||Physical Fitness Measurement Program|
Requires each local school system to develop and implement an annual physical fitness measurement program; establishes specified program elements for the fitness measurement programs; requires the State Department of Education to take specified steps to suppor...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2009||P-12||School Wellness Policy|
H.B. 1264; S.B. 879
Authorizes local school systems to develop and implement Wellness Policy Implementation and Monitoring Plans to establish baseline student data for the health-related components of physical fitness and to assist students with personal fitness plans; relates to...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curriculum|
Requires that the physical education and health curriculums in schools be based on standards set by the Health Education Framework and the Physical Education Framework.
|RI||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Standards-Based PE and Health Curricula|
Requires that the physical education and health curricula in schools be based on standards set by the state Health Education Framework and the state Physical Education Framework commencing September 1, 2012.
|CA||Signed into law 06/2008||P-12||PE exemptions|
Clarifies that a pupil may be granted exemption from courses in physical education if the pupil has met at least 5 of the 6 standards of the physical performance test. Chapter 32
|MN||Vetoed 05/2008||P-12||Omnibus Education Policy Bill|
Authorized a parent or guardian of a student to designate an individual to participate in a school conference involving the child of the parent or guardian. Authorized the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education may each ...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Physical Activity|
Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the Board must require, as a condition of accreditation, that public elementary schools provide to students in full-day kindergarten and grades one through five, in addition to other requirements set forth, an average ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Physical Ed. for Students with Disabilities|
H.B. 1411; S.B. 849
Requires county boards of education to ensure that students with disabilities have certain opportunities in specified physical education and certain athletic programs; provides for certain exceptions to these requirements; requires county school systems to pro...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||Task Force on Student Physical Fitness|
Establishes a Task Force on Student Physical Fitness in State Public Schools; provides that the task force shall study the advisability of requiring all public schools to provide a minimum amount of physical activity or education to students, the effects on ch...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Physical Fitness|
Requires local school boards to incorporate into their local wellness policy as a goal a minimum of an average of 150 minutes of physical fitness for all students. Such program may include any combination of (i) physical education classes, (ii) extracurricular...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Best Practices: Nutrition and Physical Education|
Requires the Board of Education to develop a database of local school divisions' best practices regarding nutrition and physical education, including results of wellness-related fitness assessments. Requires that the database be accessible to all local school ...
|OH||Signed into law 10/2007||P-12||PE Standards|
H.B. 119 - Physical Education Standards
Requires the state board to adopt standards for physical education in grades K-12 developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education or to adopt its own physical education standards in those grades. Requires the department of education to h...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||physical education|
Requires the Department of Education to ensure that data collected through Categorical Program Monitoring indicates the extent to which each school in a school district or county office of education performs specified duties regarding provision of physical edu...
|OR||Adopted 09/2007||P-12||Health and Physical Education|
Adds health and physical education to list of curriculum defined by state content standards. ...
|IL||Signed into law 08/2007||P-12||Waiver/Modification of Physical Education Mandate|
Provides that a state-board approved waiver from or modification to a physical education mandate may remain in effect for a period not to exceed 2 school years and may be renewed no more than 2 times upon application by the eligible applicant. http://www.ilga....
|OK||Adopted 08/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Amends rules to require that public elementary schools provide instruction in physical education for full-day kindergarten through grade 5 students for an average of sixty (60) minutes each week. ...
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires the state department to collect data on: (1) The number of minutes of physical education that are provided to K-8 students each school week in each public school within the district; (2) The physical capacity of public schools to provide K-5 students ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Health and Physical Education Coordinator|
Directs the state department of education to hire a health and physical education coordinator not later than the beginning of the 2008-2009 school year to develop, implement, monitor compliance with, and provide technical assistance as needed on health and phy...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirements|
Requires a minimum of 150 minutes per week for kindergarten to grade 5 and 225 minutes per week for grades 6 to 8 of physical education taught by a teacher certified in physical education. The program content and student assessment must comply with nationally ...
|OK||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education|
Prohibits counting recess towards the physical education requirements; directs the state board to encourage school districts to provide physical activity options to students; requires school districts to provide a physical activity report to parents and guardi...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirements and Exemptions|
S.B. 530 and 19 TAC Chapter 103, Subchapter AA, §103.1001
From bill analysis: Provides that a school district shall require a student enrolled in kindergarten or a grade level below grade six to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes throughout the school year as part of t...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Physical Education Requirement|
Relates to physical education; provides requirements for student participation in physical education; requires review and revision of the Sunshine State Standards for physical education; requires the Department of Education to develop and school districts to p...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Physical Education in Grades K-6|
H.B. 208/S.B. 156
Provides for physical education in grades kindergarten through six in elementary schools. Adds physical education program units and charter school student activities program units into the program cost calculation and makes an appropriation. (Slight variation ...
|ND||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12||Concept-Based Fitness Class|
Amends graduation requirement of one-half unit of physical education during each school year to include the following: Once every
four years the unit must be a concept-based fitness class that includes instruction in the assessment, improvement, and maintenanc...
|IL||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Special Education Students and Physical Education|
Provides that an individualized education program team may determine that a pupil must utilize time set aside for physical education to receive special education support and services. Requires the agreement by the parent or guardian or the determination by the...
|OH||Signed into law 12/2006||P-12||Ohio Core Graduation Requirements|
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(A), (B), (C) Part 1, (K) adn (L)
Increases high school graduation requirements for students entering grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year (Class of 2014). Increases math units from 3 to 4; requires one unit of Algebra II or its equivalent. Existing 3-unit requirement in science calls for ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||Oversight of Physical Education and Athletics|
Extends the operation of existing laws that provides the State Department of Education the authority to exercise general supervision over courses of physical education and specified authority over interscholastic athletics indefinitely. Requires the state Inte...
|AL||Adopted 08/2006||P-12||Physical Education|
Establishes rules allowing any Alabama public school system that has adequate certified physical education teachers in Grades K-8 to request of theState Superintendent of Education an exemption of the one credit of physical education in Grades 9-12 to substitu...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Student Physical Fitness Assessments|
Requires the Department of Education to develop a regulation requiring each local school district and charter school to assess the physical fitness of each student at least once at the elementary, middle and high school level. The regulation would also outline...
|DE||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Physical Education Pilot Program|
Provides for a physical education/physical activity pilot program in at least six of Delaware's elementary, middle or high schools; requires the department to provide technical assistance in the development and any training related to implementation; provides ...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Health and Nutritional Guidelines|
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Provides for competitive food and beverage contracts and nutritional guidelines for food and beverage sales in schools. Provides for health services and for advisory health councils. Provides for local wellness policies, ...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Health Advisory Council for physical education|
Relates to the creation of a statewide Health Advisory Council, as recommended by the Physical Education Task Force, to provide advice and guidance to the Department of Education regarding current and future physical education and physical activity programs in...
|AZ||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Physical Education Pilot Program|
Provides that the department of education shall establish a two-year physical education pilot program consisting of schools and high schools from counties with specified populations and poverty levels; includes charter schools; requires participating schools t...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Physical Activity Requirement for Schools|
Requires LEAs to incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity three times a week into the instructional school day for elementary and secondary school students.
|CT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Physical Health Plans for Students|
Promotes the physical health needs of students; allows local and regional boards of education to adopt guidelines to coordinate services and programs in order to address the physical health needs of students; provides that school boards may implement them by t...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Healthy Children Task Force|
Directs the department of education and the department of public health to convene a healthy children task force to:
a. Assess current policies and statutes affecting the health of children, specifically physical activity, physical education, food and nutriti...
|Physical Education Teacher Certification|
Concerns physical education teachers employed by school districts; prohibits a school district from employing as a physical education teacher a person who does not hold a physical education endorsement on his or her teacher license or who is not highly qualifi...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
A physical education course of study must include a developmentally planned and sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills, enhances health-related fitness, increases students' knowledge, offers direct opportunities to learn how to w...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health and Physical Activity Mandates|
S.B. 146 (Sections K-
Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year and thereafter, requires all public elementary and secondary schools to:
(1) Encourage and motivate children of all physical abilities to participate in physical activity for the purpose of allowing all children to reach...
|CO||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Statewide Physical Education Recognition Program|
Establishes the statewide physical education recognition program to recognize and reward public schools and physical education teachers meeting established criteria. Creates the statewide physical education recognition board to establish objective criteria for...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards|
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amount of physical education instruction that each student in kindergarten through fifth grade must receive each week on a ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines|
From bill analysis: This Act allows for the expansion of physical activity requirements to middle and junior high schools, up to the eighth grade; encourages the use of nationally recognized health and physical education guidelines; directs the reporting of in...
|TN||SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Lifestyles|
Resolution urging the state board, in cooperation with all local education agencies, to develop and implement a curriculum of instruction which will enable students to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. http://www.legislature.state.tn.us/bills/curre...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2005||P-12||Healthy Foods, Physical Education Requirements|
Adds a new article, designated §5-1E-1, §5-1E-2, §5-1E-3, §5-1E-4 and §5-1E-5; and amends and reenacts §18-2-6a and §18-2-7a, all relating to promoting healthy lifestyles; creating a Healthy Lifestyles Office in the Department of Education and the Arts; establ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||"Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act"|
Requires the state board of education to establish a physical activity program for public school students in the fifth grade, which each school district may elect to implement. The program is to incorporate the fitness challenges adopted by the Presidents Cou...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Interschool Athletic Programs|
Includes salaries or supplemental pay for staff for organized physical activity courses as provided under Act 660 of 2005 in the definitions of "Athletic expenditures" and "Interschool scholastic activity expenditures."
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Mandatory Physical Education Implementation Task Force|
Establishes the mandatory physical education implementation task force. Sets forth task force's membership. Requires the task force to develop an implementation plan that will result in a uniform physical education program in grades K-8 and that takes the foll...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Food and Beverages|
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the school day. Requires the state board of education to consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other priva...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Student Health Promotion Act of 2005|
Requiring each county board of education to include the importance of physical activity as part of instruction in health education; requiring all vending machines in public schools to have and use a timing device in accordance with specified policies.
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education Director|
Requiring the State Department of Education to employ a full-time director of physical education.
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Physical Education|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, the state board of Education must require, as a condition of accreditation, that school districts provide to all students physical education programs which may include athletics. The state board must also require that ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Elementary Schools|
Clarifies that physical education is to include activities such as, but not limited to, cardiovascular, muscle
building, or stretching exercises, as appropriate. http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?051+ful+CHAP0350+pdf...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Health and Nutrition in Schools|
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires each school to limit access to no more than one day each week to retail fast foods in the cafeteria, whether sold by contract, commercial vendor, or otherwise.
Requires every district to appoint a food servic...
|ND||To governor 03/2005||P-12||High School Units|
Changes what each public and nonpublic high school must make available to each student In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction from one-half unit of health and one-half unit of physical education during each school year, to just one...
|AR||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Sports Activities|
Defines "organized physical activity course." Beginning in the 2005-2006 school year, allows a student in grades 9-12 successfully completing an organized physical activity course meeting certain specifications to earn .5 unit of physical education credit towa...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Physical Fitness in Schools|
Relates to the physical activity and nutrition of students. Identifies childhood obesity as a growing problem in Louisiana. Identifies benefits of regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. States purposes of this section are: (1) To promote, encou...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Nutrition Policy in Schools|
The purpose of the act is to encourage wellness programs in Vermont public schools and in Vermont communities. Wellness programs will be designed to encourage life-long patterns of healthy eating and regular physical exercise among Vermont citizens. Provides ...
|FL||To governor 05/2004||P-12||Middle Grades Reform Act|
Creates the "Middle School Reform Act;" provides definitions; prescribes program criteria and content; provides a timeline for implementation; requires an academic performance study of middle grade students and schools with recommendations for increase in perf...
|AL||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Urges Instruction in Healthy Lifestyle Choices|
Urges schools to provide instruction on healthy lifestyle choices including programs for physical education; urges restrictions on granting waivers for physical education. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/ACASLogin.asp...
|VA||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||Art, Music and Physical Education at the Elementary Level|
Requires local boards to incorporate art, music, and physical education as a part of the instructional program at the elementary school level, and to employ five elementary resource positions per 1,000 students in kindergarten through grade five for art, music...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2003||P-12||Physical Education|
Requires the department of education to encourage K- 12 schools to provide quality physical education that develops the knowledge, attitudes, skills, behavior, and motivation needed to be physically fit for life. Requires the department to encourage those scho...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2003||P-12||Half Hour of Daily Physical Activity for Grades K-6|
Starting in the 2004-05 school year and thereafter, requires every public school serving students in grades K-6 to offer students at least 30 minutes of quality physical activity every school day.
|ME||Signed into law 06/2003||P-12||Drug Survey and Drug Prevention Programs|
H.P. 333 (LD 425)
Requires the director of the office of substance abuse to review procedures for collecting youth drug and alcohol use information, including a review of Washington State's "Healthy Youth Survey." Director must report to legislature in fall 2003 with recommend...
|FL||Rule Adoption 06/2003||P-12||Teacher Certification|
The current model for certification in physical education is replaced by a new comprehensive, grades K-12, physical education certification area effective July 1, 2003 as adopted in Rule 6A-4.0283, F.A.C. FLORIDA REG 27169 (SN) http://fac.dos.state.fl.us/...
|AR||Signed into law 04/2003||P-12||School Requirement For Physical Education|
Changes the requirement for physical education under Arkansas Code from students through grade 9 to students through grade 8; requires the district to provide assurance of compliance....
|MS||Signed into law 03/2003||P-12||Local School Health/Physical Education Advisory Councils|
Allows local boards to create a local school health/physical education advisory council to help the district implement health and physical education instruction. Lists areas in which local school health/physical education councils may make recommendations and ...
|CA||Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 09/2002||P-12||Encourages school districts to provide quality physical education|
Encourages school districts, to the extent resources are available, to provide quality physical education. Permits a school district or county superintendent of schools to grant an exemption for a student from courses in physical education during grades 10 to ...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2002||P-12||Physical Education|
Imposes new duties on the state department regarding physical education. Requires the department to monitor the number of hours of physical instruction offered to pupils in grades 1 to 12. Requires the Board of Education to adopt model content standards in the...
|FL||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Education Code Re-Write: Marching Band as P.E. Credit Towards Graduation|
Permits completion of one semester of marching band with grade C or better to be included as 1/2 credit of physical education graduation requirement. See bill section 132, page 354, line 27 ff: www.leg.state.fl.us/data/session/2002E/Senate/bills/billtext/pdf/s...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2002||P-12||Physical Education|
Expresses sense that each school-age child should have access to and participate in daily physical education and activity as part of educational experience; encourages public schools to promote physical activity and well-being among students to combat prevalen...
|AL||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness|
Appropriates a certain amount from the Education Trust Fund to the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness. http://alisdb.legislature.state.al.us/acas/searchableinstruments/2002rs/bills/hb161.htm...
|MS||Signed into law 04/2002||P-12||State Physical Activity Coordinator and K-9 P.E. Recommendations|
Requires department employment of physical activity coordinator for grades K-12, and specifies qualifications and duties of such. Recommends duration and frequency of physical education classes in grades K-9, beginning with 2002-2003 school year....
|CA||Vetoed 09/2001||P-12||New State Reporting Requirements for Physical Ed.|
Imposes new duties on the State Department of Education regarding physical education, including, among others, that the department would be required to issue a notice of noncompliance to each school district that fails to comply with certain requirements, incl...
|TX||Signed into law 05/2001||P-12||Physical Activity|
The state board by rule may require a student enrolled in kindergarten or a grade level below grade 7in an elementary school setting to participate in daily physical activity as part of a school district's physical education curriculum or through structured ac...
|NM||Signed into law 04/2001||P-12||Marching Band Physical Education|
Establishes marching band as a physical education requirement....
|GA||Signed into law 03/2000||P-12||Omnibus Bill - Physical Education Component|
The law is clarified so that Physical Education is no longer mandatory by law. Rather the State Board of Education can set the standard requirements for Physical Education. ...