The following was included in TCTA's 2017-18 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2017 but is subject to change.

State law requires that at least 50 percent of a PE course (on a weekly basis) comprise actual student physical activity at a moderate or vigorous level, while meeting the needs of students of all ability levels, including students with a mental disability. Districts must establish goals that include class-size ratios small enough to ensure student safety. 

State law/rules require all students enrolled in full-day pre-K, kindergarten or grades 1-5 in an elementary school setting to participate in physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes daily or 135 minutes weekly in a TEKS-based PE class or a TEKS-based structured activity, including structured recess. Students must participate in moderate or vigorous activity at least 30 minutes per day for at least four semesters during grades 6-8 (exemptions are allowed for students who participate in an extracurricular activity that includes vigorous exercise). Districts with block scheduling are permitted to require moderate or vigorous physical activity for at least 225 minutes during a two-week period. School districts are required to conduct physical assessments for students in grade 3 or higher who are enrolled in a PE course.

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