Arkansas - Time for PE in ES: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation
Summary: 

State law recommends that time for PE in elementary school that meets National Standards (150 min/week).

2017 Arkansas Code 6-16-132 Physical Education

(i) Except as provided in subdivision (b)(1)(A)(ii) of this section, for students in kindergarten through grade six (K-6):

  • (a) At least forty (40) minutes, as determined by the superintendent of the school district, of physical education training and instruction each calendar week of the school year;

Arkansas 005 01 CARR 008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

7.01 The physical education curriculum and physical activity requirements for every public school student who is physically fit and able to participate are:

  • 7.01.1 Except as provided in Section 7.01.2 of these rules, for students in grades kindergarten through six (K-6):

    • 7.01.1.1 At least forty (40) minutes as determined by the superintendent of the school district, of physical education training and instruction each calendar week of the school year; and

    • 7.01.1.2 Ninety (90) minutes of physical activity each calendar week of the school year, which may include without limitation daily recess, physical education instruction in addition to the requirement of Section 7.01.1.1 of these rules, or intramural sports;

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