SB 854 Modifies provisions relating to physical education graduation requirements for certain high school students
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 3444S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 1/14/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S82
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2008

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SB 854 – Current law provides that students are required to earn one unit of credit in Physical Education to graduate from high school. This act would allow a school board to adopt a policy allowing any student who has earned fine arts credit for participation in high school marching band for three or more years to be granted a waiver for one half unit of the physical education graduation requirement. A school board must hold a public hearing on the question and a majority of the board must vote in favor of the question in order for the policy to be adopted. Any board that votes to adopt such a policy must contact appropriate officials at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education within thirty days of an affirmative vote. The State Board of Education must make any necessary alterations to bring the state's minimum graduation requirements into compliance with this section.