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U-46 Board approves new PE curriculum plan
By Seth Hancock
The Board of Education in School District U-46 unanimously approved, a physical education (PE) curriculum as well as its annual membership in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) at its meeting on Monday, April 20 which was held electronically due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
The PE proposal includes assessments, frameworks, resources and rubrics for new curriculum as well as revisions to existing curriculum for secondary health and PE. It has a total estimated cost of $442,548 split between cardio equipment ($299,778), resources ($116,424) and professional development ($26,345).
Courses include middle school PE and health, high school health, two modules of team sports coaching and officiating, two modules of walking for wellness, two modules of functional fitness and two modules of strength and performance.
PE will be a year-long course for seventh grade under the change while eighth grade would have one semester of PE and one for health. For 10th through 12th grade, students will take one module each semester of their selected PE course.
“With student wellness, health education is making a shift that we need to have a greater focus on the development of skills as well as including content,” said Tracey Jakaitis, student wellness coordinator.
The IHSA governs high school athletics. Membership comes with no cost.