as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:57pm
A bill for an act
relating to education; allowing participation in high school show choir, marching
band, or competition bands to satisfy a physical education standard; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.026.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 120B.026, is amended to read:
A student may be excused from a physical
education class if the student submits written information signed by a physician stating that
physical activity will jeopardize the student's health. A student may be excused from a
physical education class if being excused meets the child's unique and individualized needs
according to the child's individualized education program, federal 504 plan, or individualized
health plan. A student may be excused if a parent or guardian requests an exemption on
religious grounds. A student with a disability must be provided with modifications or
adaptations that allow physical education class to meet their needs.
Schools are strongly encouraged not to exclude students in kindergarten
through grade 5 from recess due to punishment or disciplinary action.
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