SB 520 Creates physical education requirements for students in primary grades
Sponsor: Wright-Jones
LR Number: 2215S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Education
Last Action: 3/3/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Education Committee Journal Page: S447
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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Current Bill Summary

SB 520 – This act establishes physical education requirements for school districts beginning with the 2010-2011 school year. Physical education class will be required for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and will include 150 minutes of movement each week as described in the act. Students will have the opportunity to learn individual health self-assessment skills and will be encouraged to improve and sustain healthy fitness levels. School districts will create community and business partnerships to provide resources to reward schools for improved health status. Annually, the Commissioner of Education will recognize students, schools, and school districts that have achieved improved fitness.

This act is similar to HB 1215 (2007) and a provision contained in SS/SB 291 (2009).