Oklahoma - Physical Activity throughout the day: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

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

2017 Oklahoma Statutes 70-11-103.9 Physical education programs required for accreditation.

C. The Board shall require, as a condition of accreditation, that public elementary schools provide to students in full-day kindergarten and grades one through five, in addition to the requirements set forth in subsection B of this section, an average of sixty (60) minutes each week of physical activity, which may include, but not be limited to, physical education, exercise programs, fitness breaks, recess, and classroom activities, and wellness and nutrition education. Each school district board of education shall determine the specific activities and means of compliance with the provisions of this subsection, giving consideration to the recommendations of each school's Healthy and Fit School Advisory Committee as submitted to the school principal pursuant to the provisions of Section 24-100a of this title.


2017 Oklahoma Statutes 70-11-103.9 Physical education programs required for accreditation.

D. The Board shall also strongly encourage school districts to incorporate physical activity into the school day by providing to students in full-day kindergarten and grades one through five at least a twenty-minute daily recess, which shall be in addition to the sixty (60) minutes of physical education as required by subsection B of this section, and by allowing all students brief physical activity breaks throughout the day, physical activity clubs, and special events.

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