Policies for Physical Activity

    • Provide brief bouts of physical activity before, during, or after sedentary classroom periods;
    • Provide at least one daily period of recess for a minimum of 20 minutes (not to replace the PE requirement); 
    • Provide all students with opportunities to participate in intramural activities;
    • Establish a Safe Routes to School program (active commuting);
    • Ensure that physical activity cannot be taken away from students or be used as punishment; and
    • Improve physical education policy language in the school district wellness policies.


    • Assist school districts in assessing and developing or revising the State Education Department required Physical Education Plan.