Saturday, April 7, 2007

K-8 Physical Education Teacher Incentive Funding Applications

The California Department of Education has announced the release of the K-8 Physical Education Teacher Incentive Funding application. These applications and further information can be downloaded at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/profile.asp?id=952

Funding supports ongoing incentive grants for school districts to hire more credentialed physical education teachers in elementary and middle schools, kindergarten through grade eight. The purpose of the program is to help address the rising incidence of obesity and its effects by ensuring that schools have trained experts to provide the required number of instructional minutes in physical education. The funds are to be used to hire credentialed staff to help kids develop healthy life-long exercise habits.