Suggested Rules for PA 100-0465 Evidence-Base Funding Bill
1.425 b Rule: Appropriate activity related to physical education shall be required of all students at least three days per five day instructional week………
Comment: I believe a stronger wording of the first sentence of this rule is necessary. I suggest, “All students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be engaged in a course of physical education for a MINIMUM of 3 days per 5-day week”.
1.425 e 1 Rule: 1) Students in grades 7-12 on a case-by-case basis, for participation in an interscholastic or extracurricular athletic program. Interscholastic and extracurricular athletic programs are limited to those programs that are sponsored by the school district as defined by school district policy.
Comment: I believe that the rule should define Interscholastic Scholastics as they are defined by the Illinois Elementary School Associations (IESA) and/or the Southern Illinois Junior High Athletic Association (SJIJHAA) and in grades 9-12 by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
1.425 e 2 Rules: Students in grades 11-12
A) ongoing participation in interscholastic athletics;
Comment: I believe that this rule should be consistent for all grades 7-12. Also, I believe that it is important that this rule explicitly state that, “athletes are required to return to physical education class as soon as the student-athlete is done competing or cut from a team or quits.”
1.425 e 3A Rule: Students in grades 9- 12
A) ongoing participation in marching band for credit
Comment: I believe that it is important that this rule explicitly state that “marching band students must be enrolled in a marching band course that is taken for credit AND the student is required to return to physical education class as soon as the student is done competing or drops the class.”
1.425 e 3B Rule: Students in grades 9- 12
B) enrollment in a Reserve Officer's Training Corps (ROTC) program sponsored by the school district
Comment: I believe that it is important that this rule explicitly state that “students enrolled in an
ROTC program are required to return to physical education class immediately if they are no
longer enrolled in the program”
1.425 4B Rule: B) participation in an adaptive athletic program outside school setting as outlined in the student's IEP and as documented according to school board policy. (See Section 27-6 of the School Code.)
Comment: I believe that this rule should be consistent with rules for ‘regular’ student-athletes.
Also, I believe that it is important that this rule explicitly state that athletes are required to return to physical education class as soon as the student-athlete is done competing or cut from a team or quits.”
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