Action Alert – SHB 1235

Feb 15, 2017 by

Action Alert – SHB 1235

SHB 1235: Let’s Get Kids Moving Again!

SHB 1235, Assessing physical education practices in public schools will be up for a vote on House floor soon!

Please email or call your House members and ask them to vote YES on this important bill.

Physical education in schools improves educational outcomes and also teaches lifelong healthy habits that reduce the risk of chronic disease later in life. Sometimes, it can be the only sure opportunity children have for physical activity.

Unfortunately, far too many children are not getting enough physical education opportunities in school. SHB 1235 would establish annual school reporting requirements for Washington state schools, which will help us attain a clearer picture of the quantity and quality of physical education in our state.  With this information, we will be able to help schools address the barriers and challenges they face in getting our children the physical education they need to stay healthy.

Take action today and ask your Representatives to increase the accountability reporting for physical education in Washington State schools.

We have been working with key stakeholders to make the bill work for everyone.  As a result, it passed out of the House Education Committee with a strong bipartisan vote.

Please contact your members in the House and ask them to vote YES on SHB 1235 when it comes up for a vote. Look here for the COPC support letter. Critical talking points include:

  • Physical education in schools is an essential component of school curricula that helps children learn better and stay healthy now and into the future.
  • Capturing annual data regarding physical education in Washington schools will highlight areas of strength and identify gaps that need to be addressed to ensure our children get the physical education they need.

Contact Your House Members today and ask them to support SHB 1235!

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