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South Whittier SD |  BP  6142.7  Instruction

Physical Education   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes the positive benefits of physical activity for student health and academic achievement. The Board desires to provide a physical education program that builds interest and proficiency in movement skills and encourages students' lifelong fitness through physical activity. Besides promoting high levels of personal achievement and a positive self-image, physical education activities should teach students how to cooperate in the achievement of common goals.

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 6142.8 - Comprehensive Health Education)

(cf. 6145.2 - Athletic Competition)

(cf. 6146.1 - High School Graduation Requirements)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

The Board shall approve the components of the physical education program. The district's program shall include a variety of kinesthetic activities, including team and individual sports, as well as aesthetic movement forms, such as dance.

(cf. 6143 - Courses of Study)

An appropriate alternative activity shall be provided for students with a physical disability that may restrict excessive physical exertion.

(cf. 6164.6 - Identification and Education Under Section 504)

Physical education staff shall appropriately limit the amount or type of physical exercise required of students during air pollution episodes, hot weather or other inclement conditions.

(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)

Exemptions

The Superintendent or designee may grant temporary exemption from physical education under any of the following conditions:

1. The student is ill or injured and a modified program to meet his/her needs cannot be provided. (Education Code 51241)

2. The student is enrolled for one-half time or less. (Education Code 51241)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33350 CDE responsibilities re: physical education

49066 Grades; physical education class

51210 Course of study, grades 1-6

51220 Course of study, grades 7-12

51222 Physical education

51223 Physical education, elementary schools

51241 Temporary or permanent exemption from physical education

51242 Exemption from physical education for athletic program participants

52316 Excuse from attending physical education classes

60800 Physical performance test

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

1041-1046 Physical performance test

3051.5 Adapted physical education for individuals with exceptional needs

10060 Criteria for high school physical education programs

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

53 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 230 (1970)

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Healthy Food Policy Resource Guide, 2003

CDE PUBLICATIONS

Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten Through Grade 12, 1996

CDE PROGRAM ADVISORIES

0418.89 Physical Education, April 18, 1989

CDHS PUBLICATIONS

Jump Start Teens, 1997

Playing the Policy Game, 1999

School Idea and Resource Mini Kit, 2000

CDC PUBLICATIONS

School Health Index for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide for Elementary and Middle/High Schools, 2000

NASBE PUBLICATIONS

Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn, 2000

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

CDE, Nutrition Services Division/SHAPE California: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nsd

CDHS, School Health Connections: http://www.mch.dhs.ca.gov/programs/ shc/shc.htm

California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition): http://www.californiaprojectlean.org

California Healthy Kids Resource Center: http://www.californiahealthykids.org

National School Boards Association: http://www.schoolhealth@nsba.org

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE): http://www.boards@nasbe.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):http://www.cdc.gov

Policy SOUTH WHITTIER SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 11, 2005 Whittier, California