Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Florida PE law "creative"

When Florida legislators passed a law last year requiring 150 minutes of physical education a week some administrators decided to get "creative." They began counting walking to and from lunch as physical education minutes.

No way says legislators and health experts who pointed out that using the time it takes to walk across campus between classes was a "stretch" at best. But since the law that went into effect last year didn't define the minute requirement it was back to the drawing board for state legislators.

A new bill passed this year gives administrators and school officials less creative license. The new bills says that any day the children have physical education it must be 30 minutes in a row.