Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
Guidance Document Information
Title Physical Education and Physical Activity Program Guidelines For Public Elementary and Middle Schools
Document ID Instruction
Summary These guidelines pertain to physical education, which should not be confused with physical activity. Physical education is a planned, sequential, quality instructional program that helps students learn the skills necessary for performing a variety of physical activities and understand the benefits of achieving and maintaining a physically active lifestyle. By contrast, physical activity is any bodily movement that is any bodily movement that is produced by the contraction of skeletal muscles that increases energy expenditure.
Effective Date 6/28/2018
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Explanation or Citations The 2012 General Assembly approved HB 1092 requiring the Virginia Board of Education to develop physical education program guidelines for public elementary and middle schools in collaboration with interested stakeholders. The 2016 General Assembly approved HB 357 (Loupassi) and SB 211(Miller) directing school divisions to provide “a program of physical activity available to all students in grades

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