HB 757

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to physical education in the public
3schools; amending s. 1003.455, F.S.; requiring district
4school boards to provide physical education for students
5in grades 6 through 8; specifying weekly hour
6requirements; providing for reporting and instruction;
7providing an effective date.
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  Subsection (3) of section 1003.455, Florida
12Statutes, is amended to read:
13     1003.455  Physical education; assessment.--
14     (3)  Each district school board shall provide 150 minutes
15of physical education each week for students in kindergarten
16through grade 5 and 225 minutes of physical education each week
17for students in grades 6 through 8. Students enrolled in such
18instruction shall be reported through the periodic student
19membership surveys, and records of such enrollment shall be
20audited pursuant to s. 1010.305. Such instruction may be
21provided by any instructional personnel as defined in s.
221012.01(2), regardless of certification, who are designated by
23the school principal. Each district school board is encouraged
24to provide 225 minutes of physical education each week for
25students in grades 6 through 8.
26     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.

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