A student in grades 9-12 may submit a written request to the building principal requesting to be excused from physical education courses for the reasons stated below.
Students with an Individualized Education Program may also be excused from physical education courses for reasons stated in Handbook Procedure 10.30.
Exemption means release from required physical education course and credit.
In order to be exempted from participation in physical education, a student must present an appropriate excuse from his or her parent/guardian or from a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act. The excuse may be based on medical or religious prohibitions. An exemption because of medical reasons must include a signed statement from a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act that corroborates the medical reason for the request. An exemption based on religious reasons must include a signed statement from a member of the clergy that corroborates the religious reason for the request.
Special activities in physical education will be provided for a student whose physical or emotional condition, as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act, prevents his or her participation in the physical education course.
State law prohibits the Board from honoring parental excuses for exemptions based upon a student’s participation in athletic training, activities, or competitions conducted outside the auspices of the School District.
A student who is eligible for special education may be exempted from physical education courses in either of the following situations:
A student requiring adapted physical education must receive the service in accordance with his or her Individualized Educational Program/Plan (IEP or 504).
A student in grades 9-12, unless otherwise stated, may submit a written request to the Building Principal to be excused from physical education courses for the reasons stated in 6:310, High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Submission; Re-Entering Students.
The Superintendent or designee shall maintain records showing that the criteria set forth in this policy were applied to the student’s individual circumstances, as appropriate.
Barrington 220 Policy 6:310, Credit for Alternative Courses and Programs, and Course Substitutions