HB 4057

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to physical education in the public
3schools; amending s. 1003.455, F.S.; deleting
4provisions relating to requirements for physical
5education instruction for students in grades 6 through
68, reporting and auditing of student enrollment in
7physical education instruction, and criteria for a
8student's waiver from participation in physical
9education instruction; providing an effective date.
11Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
13     Section 1.  Subsections (3), (4), and (5) of section
141003.455, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
15     1003.455  Physical education; assessment.-
16     (3)  Each district school board shall provide 150 minutes
17of physical education each week for students in kindergarten
18through grade 5 and for students in grade 6 who are enrolled in
19a school that contains one or more elementary grades so that on
20any day during which physical education instruction is conducted
21there are at least 30 consecutive minutes per day. Beginning
22with the 2009-2010 school year, the equivalent of one class
23period per day of physical education for one semester of each
24year is required for students enrolled in grades 6 through 8.
25Students enrolled in such instruction shall be reported through
26the periodic student membership surveys, and records of such
27enrollment shall be audited pursuant to s. 1010.305. Such
28instruction may be provided by any instructional personnel as
29defined in s. 1012.01(2), regardless of certification, who are
30designated by the school principal.
31     (4)  The requirement in subsection (3) shall be waived for
32a student who meets one of the following criteria:
33     (a)  The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a
34remedial course.
35     (b)  The student's parent indicates in writing to the
36school that:
37     1.  The parent requests that the student enroll in another
38course from among those courses offered as options by the school
39district; or
40     2.  The student is participating in physical activities
41outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the
42mandated requirement.
43     (5)  Each school district shall notify the student's parent
44of the options available under subsection (4) before scheduling
45the student to participate in physical education.
46     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.

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