603.6 Physical Education


physical education 

All physically able students shall be required to participate in physical education activities for a minimum of one-eighth unit during each semester per academic year for which they are enrolled except as follows:

A.       A student may be excused from the physical education requirements by the principal if extenuating circumstances exist that do not allow a student to participate in physical education.  Each case will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  In such cases a request in writing must be made by the parent or guardian of the student to the principal stating the reasons why the student cannot participate in physical education classes.

B.       A student is not required to enroll in physical education classes if the pupil’s parent or guardian files a written statement with the school principal that the course conflicts with the student’s religious belief.




Legal Reference:     Iowa Code §§256.11

                              670 Iowa Admin. Code 3.5(10)

                              281 Iowa Admin. Code 12.5(3)(f),. .5(4)(f), 5(5)(f), .5(6)