GOVERNOR CRIST SIGNS BILL TO REQUIRE PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-5
Governor Charlie Crist signed legislation requiring that elementary students at public schools receive an average of 30 minutes physical education each day. The goal is to encourage young students to choose an active lifestyle that will last a lifetime.
‚ÄúFlorida has the unique potential to become a national leader in health and physical fitness due to our beautiful climate and abundance of award-winning beaches, state parks, and greenways and trails,‚Äù said Governor Crist. ‚ÄúBy utilizing these natural resources and developing partnerships among government, business, community organizations, and private citizens, we can accomplish the goal of improved physical fitness and health for all Floridians.‚Äù
Eight elementary schools from across the state were presented checks by Crist for winning the Governor‚Äôs Fitness Challenge. These schools were selected based on the percentage of the student body that participated and submitted student progress reports during the academic year.
Sponsors like SunTrust Bank, Inc., AT&T and Titus Sports Academy are making exciting programs and incentives for our youth available. Search Amelia is proud to report our own Emma Love Hardee Elementary was one of four $10,000 winners!