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PE Waiver Options

Physical Education Requirements

The 2008 Legislature passed Senate Bill 610 which was signed into law by Governor Crist on June 2, 2008. It included changes in statute as it relates to physical education requirements for Florida students.

Section 1003.455, Florida Statutes, requires 150 minutes each week of physical education for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, and beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the equivalent of one class period per day of physical education for one semester of each year for students in grades six through eight. 

The physical education requirement shall be waived for a student who meets one of the following criteria:

1. The student is enrolled or required to enroll in a remedial course.

2. The student’s parent indicates in writing to the school that:

· The parent requests that the student enroll in another course from among those offered as options by the school (courses are subject to availability at each school)

OR

· The student is participating in physical activities outside the school day (excluding school programs) which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement.

Your child must meet one of the waiver criteria listed above or he/she will be enrolled in physical education each year while in grades K through 8. 

Fill out the PE Waiver Form and deliver it to the school's Front Office. For any questions, feel free to contact the school's Front Office on 407-876-7520.

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