State law requires elementary PE curriculum.
Texas Administrative Code Title 19 RULE §74.1 Essential Knowledge and Skills
(a) A school district that offers kindergarten through Grade 12 must offer the following as a required curriculum:
- (2) an enrichment curriculum that includes:
- (C) physical education;
Texas Administrative Code. 116.3. Physical Education Grade 1.
- (1) In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provide the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan.
- (2) First grade students continue to develop basic body control, fundamental movement skills, and health-related fitness components such as strength, endurance, and flexibility. Students can state key performance cues for basic movement patterns such as throwing and catching. Students continue to learn rules and procedures for simple games and apply safety practices associated with physical activities.
Texas Education Code Sec. 28.002. REQUIRED CURRICULUM
(d) The physical education curriculum required under Subsection (a)(2)(C) must be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enable students to develop the motor, self-management, and other skills, knowledge, attitudes, and confidence necessary to participate in physical activity throughout life. Each school district shall establish specific objectives and goals the district intends to accomplish through the physical education curriculum.