Wisconsin Bill Proposes More Physical Education Time In School

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 6:52 am

If a new bill in Wisconsin is passed, kids would be spending more time in P.E.

Elementary school students in Wisconsin would have at least a half an hour of daily physical education under a bill backed by Republican Rep. Chad Weininger, of Green Bay.

The Associated Press reports that Weininger was joined by health advocates Monday in announcing his plans to introduce the bill.

Current law requires physical education three times a week for an unspecified amount of time. The state’s daily gym class requirement was dropped in the late 1980s.

Weininger says his bill is based on national recommendations by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and the Institutes of Medicine.

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