SBOE Approves Proposed Physical Education Standards at March Public Meeting
During the March Public Meeting, the State Board voted to approve the proposed recommendation from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education on updating District-wide physical education standards. These academic standards will cover all students from pre-kindergarten through high school age. Read the proposed changes and how they will develop physically literate students who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
In December 2007, the State Board of Education approved the previous version of the District's state learning standards for physical education. At the January 2017 SBOE Working Session, representatives from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) presented new recommendations on updating District-wide physical education standards. These academic standards will cover all students from pre-kindergarten through high school. You can listen to the discussion here.
In April 2016, the State Board voted unanimously to update the District’s health education standards. Health education standards are vital to ensuring that students learn to be healthy, safe citizens. From bullying to addiction, sexual health to depression, the new standards provide students with the skills they need to be healthy for the rest of their lives. This year, the State Board is tasked with approving new physical education standards this year with a goal of next year addressing adapted physical education for students with disabilities.1b.
OSSE recommended that the State Board adopt the new national physical education standards with a vote in February 2017 to allow for implementation in the next school year. OSSE convened a working group from September-December 2016 that reviewed these new national physical education standards. Much work has been done both nationally and locally to create buy-in and these national standards appear flexible enough to be adopted at the District-level.
During the February SBOE Working Session, an expert panel will present implementation feedback to the State Board. OSSE will also introduce a timeline for public engagement.