Thursday, May 19, 2016

DPS backs off proposal to eliminate high school P.E. requirement

By Ann Schimke

Denver Public Schools is backing away from a proposal to eliminate a requirement that high school students take one year of physical education after fielding criticism from P.E. teachers, community groups and physical education advocates.

The proposal to cut mandatory P.E. was part of a larger package of high school graduation requirement changes that also included eliminating one year of arts-related or career and technical education classes.

On Wednesday afternoon, the district changed its recommendation. The new recommendation keeps the requirements that students take one year of P.E. and one year of art, and calls for them to take eight additional year-long elective classes.

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