Illinois - PE exemptions for disability: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law allows PE exemptions for disability.

Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Section 1.425 Additional Criteria for Physical Education

d) Pursuant to Section 27-6(a) of the School Code, a student who presents an appropriate excuse from his or her parentor guardian or from a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 shall be excused from participation in physical education.

  • 3) Special activities in physical education shall be provided for pupils whose physical or emotional condition, as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 [225 ILCS 60], prevents their participation in the courses provided for normal children (Section 27-6 of the School Code).

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/27-6 Courses in physical education required; special activities.

Special activities in physical education shall be provided for pupils whose physical or emotional condition, as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987, prevents their participation in the courses provided for normal children


Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/27-6 Courses in physical education required; special activities.

In addition, a pupil in any of grades 3 through 12 who is eligible for special education may be excused if the pupil's parent or guardian agrees that the pupil must utilize the time set aside for physical education to receive special education support and services or, if there is no agreement, the individualized education program team for the pupil determines that the pupil must utilize the time set aside for physical education to receive special education support and services, which agreement or determination must be made a part of the individualized education program. However, a pupil requiring adapted physical education must receive that service in accordance withthe individualized education program developed for the pupil.

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