The school must make available a copy of the curriculum for review upon request.
Typically, review copies of the curriculum and all related instructional materials are made available by the health/physical education teacher, school nurse, or curriculum office and may also be available at parents night or a school open house.
New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Frequently Asked Questions: Health and Family Life Education 1.
What are the requirements regarding health education in New Jersey schools? 18A:35-4.7, any child whose parent or guardian presents to the school a signed statement that any part of instruction in health, family life education, or sex education is in conflict with his or her conscience or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs shall be excused from that portion of the course. All parents/guardians should be notified of the excusal process.
The physical education requirement can be met with Personal Fitness for Life (0.5 credits) or Physical Education and Leisure (1 credit).
Recreational Sports and Activities (0.5 credits) can be used as a follow-up to either course, but state law only allows one full credit of physical education to count toward state graduation requirements.
Many communities do not have enough safe and accessible places for people to be physically active, indoors and out.
Physical activity, nutrition and other factors impact the overall health of students.
A number of states have instituted legislation to conduct health assessments to help parents, schools and communities understand the health of children and teens, and nearly every state requires some form of health education classes for students.
DALLAS, TX - Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 530 into law Wednesday night at the State Capitol breathing new life into physical education (PE) classes and requiring testing of more than four million Texas students. H., known as the "father of aerobics," created and initiated the bill's concept, which was authored and introduced by Senator Jane Nelson, District 12.
The law is expected to trim growing numbers of overweight and obese children. Corresponding House Bill 1257 was introduced by Representative Rob Eissler, District 15.