Education: Lawsuit over P.E. Classes

37 California school districts are being sued for not providing enough time for kids to exercise. The Los Angeles Unified School District has united with other districts in asking teachers to show that state requirements are being met for P.E. classes through lesson plan outlines. The law states that schools must offer KG-6th students 200 minutes of P.E. instruction for every ten days of class. One former P.E. teacher claims that the problem arose because P.E. was taught by school aides, not credentialed teachers. Schools are now responsible for uploading activity schedules online, and the district has dedicated $1.7 million to send 17 instructors to schools in order to train the teachers. In some districts, many families believe that it’s unsafe to play outside in neighborhoods. This is why exercising at school is especially important; for some students, it may be their only chance to be active during the day.

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