Victory for Seattle School PE!

Jun 5, 2014 by

Victory for Seattle School PE!

June 5, 2014

Yesterday evening, the Seattle School Board heard testimony from Physical Education Policy No. 2185 supporters like COPC member and parent Hugh Ewart, and the articulate Chief Sealth student below. Due to strong testimony and your support and letters, the School Board voted unanimously to pass Policy No. 2185 – a policy that will ensure that high quality physical education reaches ALL students across the Seattle School District.

The passage of Policy No. 2185 comes on the heels of increased attention and concern for obesity prevention among youth and the decrease in physical education and recess time nationally, as covered in by a recent KUOW series on physical education in Seattle schools. The policy states that the Seattle School District will identify and commit funding for physical education as a core component of its curriculum, and ensure that the district is in compliance with State law pertaining to PE in schools.

Chief Sealth High School student testifies in support of proposed Seattle Public Schools Physical Education Policy No. 2185.

Chief Sealth High School student testifies in support of proposed Seattle Public Schools Physical Education Policy No. 2185.

To listen to testimony from the June 4th School Board meeting, select part one of the meeting (~ minute 98).

You can review the language of Policy No. 2185 here.

 

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