04-09-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #49


Title
Request for New 8th Grade Physical Education Course: Multicultural Sports

Discussion

The Florida Department of Education has deleted all but eight middle school physical education courses beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.  In looking at the existing courses, many of our schools cannot meet the requirements of the 8th grade course descriptions. The multicultural team sports class will provide students the opportunity to understand and participate in team sports and games that have origins or mainstream popularity outside the United States.  Students will learn the history and cultural significance along with the specific skills and rules of each game or sport. 

This unique course will meet the needs of our schools because they utilize minimal equipment and existing facilities as well as create an exceptional learning environment for students.



Recommendation

Approve the submission of the proposed course description to the Florida Department of Education for inclusion in the State Course Code Directory.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/9/2013
Consent after Information4/23/2013

Authority for Action
General duties and powers of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Rachel Winsten, K-12 PE, Health, and Driver Education Resource Teacher, ext. 387

Barbara Rodrigues, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300




Attachment:  2013 MS PE Course addition submission form.pdf
Attachment:  2013 MS Multicultural Sport Course Description.pdf