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Physical Education in DoDEA Schools

Issue Number 503
Status Completed
Issue Title Physical Education in DoDEA Schools
Scope Currently, there is no standardized Physical Education (PE) program within Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA). Lack of daily PE in DODEA primary and secondary schools fails to prepare students for maintaining lifelong fitness and health. Studies have shown the absence of daily exercise contributes to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and negatively impacts students’ overall well-being. Adequate physical fitness among young people is a national priority
Issue Recommendation Provide five periods of vigorous exercise per week for students in DODEA schools. Implement standardized PE programs throughout DODEA schools. Fund DODEA PE programs without impacting existing budgets.
Military Component Active Component
Demographic Group Youth, Youth (School Age)
Subject Area Youth
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Mar 2002
Final Action Date Jun 2004
Accomplishments Providing five periods of vigorous exercise per week, would require hiring and training additional PE staff, new equipment and MILCON construction for additional gymnasiums. In 2000-2001, DoDEA adopted comprehensive K-12 physical education content and performance standards based on the Council of Chief State School Officers for Physical Education. DoDEA's PE program is commensurate with US school systems.
Outstanding Requirement
Submitting Command US Army Europe & Seventh Army
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