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.
225 ILCS60/, Medical Practice Act
Date Adopted: June 23, 2009
Date Amended: February 7, 2017