Superintendent’s Memo #003-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

January 10, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Physical Education Program Guidelines for Public Elementary and Middle Schools

The 2012 General Assembly approved HB 1092 introduced by Delegate O’Bannon, which required the Virginia Board of Education to develop physical education program guidelines for public elementary and middle schools prior to January 1, 2014.  HB 1092 also directed the Board, in developing the guidelines, to work with the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Virginia Chapter, the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, the Virginia School Boards Association and other interested stakeholders.

The Physical Education Program Guidelines for Public Elementary and Middle Schools were adopted by the Board of Education on November 21, 2013.

For additional information, please contact Anne Wescott, assistant superintendent for policy and communications, at 804-225-2403 or by e-mail at Anne.Wescott@doe.virginia.gov.

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