Students in grades one through eight shall be required to participate in physical education courses unless they are excused by the principal of their attendance center.
For graduation, high school students shall be required to successfully participate in one year of Physical Education. A five credit hour course titled “Fitness 9” is required for all students. A one semester physical education elective is also required. The five credit hour physical education elective may be waived if the student completes two sport seasons by the end of his/her freshman year. Both the student and parent/guardian must sign a waiver contract in the high school guidance office.
Students may be excused from physical education courses if the student presents a written statement from a doctor stating that such activities could be injurious to the health of the student or the student has been exempted because of a conflict with the student's religious beliefs.
Students who will not participate in physical education must have a written request or statement from their parents.
Cross Reference: 506 Student Activities
Policy COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Adopted: 12/11/06 Columbus, Nebraska