December 12, 2013, Introduced by Rep. Lori and referred to the Committee on Education.
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
by amending section 1502 (MCL 380.1502), as amended by 1993 PA 335.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Health and Each
public school shall establish
and provide health education and physical education for pupils of
shall be established and provided in all public
this state. Subject to subsection (2), each Each pupil attending
school in this state
who is physically fit and capable of doing
so shall take the course in
(2) All of the following apply to physical education under
(a) As part of providing physical education under this
section, the governing board of a public school shall ensure both
of the following:
(i) For each of grades K to 5, the public school shall provide
for all pupils at least 30 minutes of physical education at least 2
days per week for the entire school year and shall also provide at
least 60 additional minutes of physical activity per week, within
the school day, for the entire school year.
(ii) For each of grades 6 to 8, the public school shall provide
for all pupils at least 45 minutes of physical education every
school day for at least 1 semester.
(b) The governing board of a public school shall ensure that
class size for physical education is consistent with class size for
other subject areas and other classrooms.
(c) The department shall establish guidelines for physical
education that are consistent with physical education standards,
grade level content expectations, the state board's policy on
quality physical education, and the best available scientific
research concerning physical education. The governing board of a
public school shall ensure that the public school follows these
A public school district
may shall not credit a
pupil's participation in extracurricular athletics or other
extracurricular activities involving physical activity as meeting
the physical education requirement for the pupil under subsection
(4) As used in this section, "physical activity" means a
behavior consisting of bodily movement that requires energy
expenditure above the normal physiological, including muscular and
cardiorespiratory, requirements of a typical school day.