West Virginia - 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).

West Virginia Code 18-2-7a. Legislative findings; required physical education; program in physical fitness.

(1) Elementary school grades. -- Not less than thirty minutes of physical education, including physical exercise and age-appropriate physical activities, for not less than three days a week.


Code of State Rules 126-42-5. Program Definition and Design

5.2d. Early Learning Programming (Grades Pre-K - 5)

In grades Kindergarten-5, not less than 30 minutes of physical education, including physical exercise and age appropriate physical activities, for not less than Physical three days a week shall be provided as per W. Va. Code Education § 18-2-7a. At least 50 percent of class time for physical education will be spent in moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity. Schools that do not currently have the number of certified physical education teachers or required physical setting may develop alternate programs to enable current staff and physical settings to be used to meet this requirement. Alternate programs shall be submitted to the WVDE for approval.
West Virginia Secretary of State

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