7:260 Exemption from Physical Education

In order to be excused from participation in physical education for up to 3 days per semester, a student must present an excuse from his or her parent/guardian.  In order to be excused for 2 or more consecutive or more than 3 days per semester, an excuse from a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act is required.  The excuse may be based on medical or religious prohibitions. State law prohibits a board from honoring parental excuses based upon a student’s participation in athletic training, activities, or competitions conducted outside the auspices of the School District.  Physical education is defined as recess or any other physical education course in which a student is enrolled.

Special activities in physical education will be provided for students whose physical or emotional condition, as determined by a person licensed under the Medical Practice Act, prevents their participation in the physical education course. This information will be placed in the student/parent handbook.

Cross Reference: 

6:060 Curriculum Content

6:310 High School Credit for Non-District Experiences; Course Substitutions; Re-Entering Students

Legal Reference(s): 

105 ILCS 5/27-6.

225 ILCS60/, Medical Practice Act

23 Ill. Admin. Code § 1.420(p) and Sec 1.425(d), E, (f)

Date Adopted:   June 23, 2009

Date Amended:   February 7, 2017