Update SB 1026
SB 1026 has been recently amended to include 1.0 credit for Health and Safety Education as part of the high school graduation requirements due to the efforts of many advocates. The Senate approved the amendment and passed the bill!
Contact your representatives in the house about this bill SOON before VOTE is taken.
The amendment reads:
“AN ACT CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. ”
Strike lines 47 to 56, inclusive, in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:
“(c) Commencing with classes graduating in 2023, and for each graduating class thereafter, no local or regional board of education shall permit any student to graduate from high school or grant a diploma to any student who has not satisfactorily completed a minimum of twenty-five credits, including not fewer than: (1) Nine credits in the humanities, including civics and the arts; (2) nine credits in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; (3) one credit in physical education and wellness; (4) one credit in health and safety education, as described in section 10-16b; (5) one credit in world languages, subject to the provisions of subsection (g) of this section; and (6) a one credit mastery-based diploma assessment.”
SB 1026 has not come up for a vote as yet in the House. It is imperative that you contact your state representatives as soon as possible with your opinion on this amendment.
National PE & Sport Week
Get Active & Take Action
Celebrate and share the value of effective physical education and sport programs in schools during National PE & Sport Week, May 1-7, 2017.
Students who participate in effective physical education, taught by certified physical education teachers, are empowered with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
Learn more about the essential components of physical education and get involved in National PE & Sport Week.
Dear Teachers and Principals:
As President of the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, I would like to personally extend an invitation to your school to participate in the 28th anniversary of Project A.C.E.S. (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) on May 3rd, 2017. At 10 a.m. on May 3rd millions of students from all all over the world will exercise together to promote proper health and fitness habits in what has been billed as “The World’s Largest Exercise Class”.
The first fifty schools to register their event with CTAHPERD by the April 14th deadline will receive a banner to commemorate their participation. Your school can register with Ellen Joly by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide your school’s full address, phone number, email and contact person so we can properly record your event and send you a banner! Reminder, teachers should not request banners through the Project A.C.E.S. program, but through Mrs. Joly’s email. Banners will be mailed out early in May!
Ann Marie Colebrook, CTAHPERD President