State law allows PE exemptions for medical illness.
Arkansas Administrative Rules 005.01.008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Standard
7.05 A student may be exempted from physical education and physical activity requirements by seeking a waiver from the local school board of directors. The local school board of directors may grant such a waiver based upon the following criteria:
- 7.05.1 The student must present a statement by the student's attending physician indicating that participation in physical education and physical activity will jeopardize the student's health or well-being; or