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Wed Apr 12, 2017, 09:44 AM

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Bill To Delay, Relax Physical Education Requirements

Oregon schools might get a break when it comes to providing physical education classes. Ten years ago, state lawmakers approved a bill mandating how much PE time children in grades K-8 must get each week.

That requirement is scheduled to kick in this fall.

But the Oregon Department of Education said most districts aren't anywhere near meeting the standards. A measure now under consideration would give districts five more years to catch up.

Senate President Peter Courtney is a strong advocate for physical education in schools. He told the Senate Education Committee Tuesday that he's not convinced of the need to give districts more time.

Read more: http://nwnewsnetwork.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-consider-bill-delay-relax-physical-education-requirements

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