Mississippi - Time for PE in MS: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
standard; regulation
Summary: 

State law recommends that time for PE in middle school that meets National Standards (225 min/week).

2013-2014 Mississippi Physical Education Framework

SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESSFUL FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Require daily physical education for all students.


Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

a. Successful implementation of Physical Education and Comprehensive Health Education must include the following:

  • i. 150 minutes per week of instruction through a combination of physical education, physical activity, and activity based instruction
  • ii. 45 minutes per week of health educationiii. Fitness testing in grade 5 (See Appendix)

Title 7. Part 3. Chapter 38: Healthy and Safe Schools

b. Standard 33 of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards requires physical education to be a part of the basic curriculum in any configuration of grades K-8. The total number of minutes in physical education must not be below 50 minutes per week.

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