Physical Education Requirement
Elementary Physical Education Waivers
Section 1003.455, Florida Statutes, requires 150 minutes each week of physical education for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. There are exceptions to this requirement. A student's performance on assessments and class work may require student enrollment in remedial or intervention courses instead of PE.
Also, a parent/guardian may request to waive the PE requirement if:
- The parent requests that the student enroll in another course from among those offered as options by the school during their specials schedule.
- The student is participating in physical activities outside the school day which are equal to or in excess of the mandated requirement.
Parents/guardians requesting a waiver for their child to be released from the PE requirement must complete a waiver form at their child's school on an annual basis.