8244

Adoption Date: 4/8/1965, Revised: 4/17/1965; 7/75; 5/02/89; 7/19/94; 6/20/00; 8/14/01; 7/1/08; 5/17/16
8000 - INSTRUCTION

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTRUCTION
8244 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

All students, except those with medical excuses, shall participate in physical education in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations, which require that all students attend and participate in physical education as follows:

  1. a) All students in grades K through 3 shall participate in a daily program for a minimum of 120 minutes per week. All students in grades 4 through 6 shall participate in a program three (3) times per week for a minimum of 120 minutes per week. The minimum time devoted to such programs (K through 6) shall be at least 120 minutes in each calendar week, exclusive of any time that may be required for dressing and showering.
  2. b) Students in grades 5 through 6 that are in a middle school shall participate in the physical education program a minimum of three (3) periods per calendar week during one (1) semester of each school year and two (2) periods during the other semester, or a comparable time each semester if the school is organized in other patterns.
  3. c) All secondary students (in grades 7-12) shall have the opportunity for regular physical education, but not less than three times per week in one semester and two times per week in the other semester. A comparable time each semester shall be provided if the school is organized in other patterns or if students have demonstrated acceptable levels of physical fitness, physical skill and knowledge of physical education activities in extraclass programs or out-of-school activities approved by the physical education staff and the School Administration.
  4. d) For grades K through 12, a district may provide an equivalent program as approved by the Commissioner of Education.

Physical Education Teachers/Coaching Assignments

It shall be a policy of the Board of Education to encourage each physical education teacher to coach or assist in coaching at least one interscholastic sport annually. All coaching assignments will be made on a year to year basis by the Director of Athletics with approval of the Superintendent of Schools.

Physical Education/Student Swimming Policy

The Board of Education of the Brockport Central School District regards swimming and water instruction as an integral part of the education of our youth.

In view of the above statement, every effort will be made to involve as many students as is logistically possible in the aquatic program; and, therefore, students in grades two (2) through twelve (12) will be scheduled for swimming and water safety instruction on a regular basis.

Policy References:
Education Law Sections 803 and 3204
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations
(NYCRR) Section 135.4


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