H. B. 4734
(By Delegate Dalton)
[Introduced February 25, 2000; referred to the
Committee on Education then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section seven-a, article two, chapter
eighteen of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to requiring all
preschoolers through the sixth grade to have a minimum of
thirty minutes of physical education per day by a certified
physical education instructor.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section seven-a, article two, chapter eighteen of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
§18-2-7a. Program in physical fitness.
The state board of education shall prescribe a program
within the existing health and physical education program which
incorporates the testing, awards recognition, fitness events and incentive programs designed under the auspices of the president's
council on physical fitness and sports and which requires the
participation through grade nine of each student and of each
school in the state in both the challenge program and the state
champion program of the council. The program shall include the
modified test for exceptional students. Each school in the state
shall participate in national physical fitness and sports month
in May of each year and shall make every effort to involve the
community it serves in the related events.
Each grade, from preschool through the sixth grade, shall
have a minimum of thirty minutes of physical education per day
taught by a certified physical education instructor.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require a minimum of
thirty minutes per day of physical education instruction by a
certified physical education instructor for grades preschool
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.