2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-11-103.9a. Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act.
A. This act shall be known and may be cited as the “Oklahoma Kids Fitness Challenge Act”.
B. The State Board of Education shall establish a physical activity program for public school students in the fifth grade, which each school district may elect to implement for the fifth-grade students in that district. The program shall incorporate the fitness challenges adopted by the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and may include the following activities:
1. Twenty-five sit-ups in two (2) minutes a minimum of three times per week every week during the school year; or
2. Walk a minimum of twenty-five (25) miles per week every week during the school year.
C. The physical activity program established by the State Board of Education shall also incorporate a “Walk Across Oklahoma” activity plan for school districts. The plan shall establish routes that challenge students to complete virtual walks across the state and at the same time learn facts, geography, and history about various locations in the state. The Board shall work with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Historical Society in developing the activity plan. The Board shall provide to school districts:
1. Information about public and private resources and options available to school districts to provide pedometers or step-counters to students;
2. Resources for teachers, that shall be available on the State Department of Education web site, which includes, but is not limited to:
a.information about using a pedometer or step-counters,
b.materials to incorporate the use of pedometers or step-counters into course curriculum,
c.materials and sources of information relating to facts, geography, and history of the state,
d.information about recreational areas in the state, and
e.recreation and health education information; and
3. Ideas of ways to involve parents and guardians in the activity.
D. Each school district shall provide exceptions to the physical activity program implemented by the district for students who are unable to comply due to physical limitations.
Added by Laws 2005, c. 98, § 1, eff. July 1, 2005.
NOTE: Editorially renumbered from § 11-103.9 of this title to avoid duplication in numbering.