District of Columbia - Physical Activity throughout the day: Standards

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State law recommends physical activity incorporated throughout the school day (e.g. classroom breaks, time for physical activity).

Code of the District of Columbia § 38–824.01. Physical activity goals.

(c) Public schools and public charter schools shall seek to maximize physical activity by means including:

  • (1) Extending the school day;
  • (2) Encouraging students to walk or bike to school;
  • (3) Promoting active recess;
  • (4) Including physical activity in after-school activities;
  • (5) Supporting athletic programs; and
  • (6) Integrating movement into classroom instruction.
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