For Extending Physical
Education to 150 Minutes Per Week
House Bill 967
BRIEF EXPLANATION OF HB 967:
The Florida Commissioner of Education will
provide Internet access to information concerning professional development in
Physical Education and Nutrition.
"Physical Education” means the development or
maintenance of skills related to strength, agility, flexibility, movement,
stamina, including dance; the development of knowledge of skills requiring
teamwork and fair play; the development of knowledge and skills regarding
nutrition and physical fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle; and the
development of positive attitudes regarding sound nutrition and physical
activity as a component of personal well-being.
150 minutes of Physical Education has been mandated
for grades K-5 and will be audited by the Florida Department of Education.
Such instruction may be provided by any
instructional personnel designated by school principal.
Florida Department of Education will review and
revise the Physical Education Sunshine State Standards.