09-08-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #7

Excellence in Physical Education Award


The charge for each school applying for the Excellence in Physical Education Award was to produce a portfolio, developed by the Physical Education teacher(s) with the assistance of administration, that would demonstrate a rigorous, descriptive process of the school's Physical Education program.  Portfolios were then reviewed and scored by a committee of Florida State University professors and post-graduate students.  The Portfolio Review Team recommended Physical Education programs that met the criteria for a site visit. 

Four schools out of 17 applicants were recommended for site visits.  The Site Visit Team, composed of three out-of-county experts in the field of Physical Education, conducted a review of each school's portfolio, a visual evaluation of the program in action, a walk-through of the site and equipment storage area, and interviews with the Principal and Physical Education staff.  At the conclusion, the Site Visit Team recommended Palm Bay Elementary School to be the recipient of the 2009-2012 Excellence in Physical Education Award. 

To enhance their Physical Education program, Palm Bay Elementary School has already received a check for $1,000, and the Physical Education teacher has received a check for $500.  The teacher will also receive a padfolio, polo shirt, and business cards with the Excellence in Physical Education Award designation.

The presentation will consist of a banner and plaque for the school, signifying that Palm Bay Elementary School is the recipient of the 2009-2012 Excellence in Physical Education Award.

Present Palm Bay Elementary School with the 2009-2012 Excellence in Physical Education Award.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/8/2009

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

Cost Center


Valerie T. Harville, Resource Teacher, Physical Education, Health, Driver Education, Ext. 387

Walter L. Christy, Director, Secondary Programs, Ext. 310

Lynn Spadaccini, Director, Elementary Programs, Ext. 330

Brenda B. Blackburn, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Ext. 300