Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–824.01. Physical activity goals.

(a) It shall be the goal of the District of Columbia for children to engage in physical activity for at least 60 minutes each day or for the time period recommended for specific age groups in § 38-824.02.

(b) Public schools and public charter schools shall promote this goal.

(c) Public schools and public charter schools shall seek to maximize physical activity by means including:

(1) Extending the school day;

(2) Encouraging students to walk or bike to school;

(3) Promoting active recess;

(4) Including physical activity in before-school and after-school activities;

(5) Supporting athletic programs;

(6) Integrating movement into classroom instruction and classroom instructional breaks;

(7) Entering into shared-use agreements with organizations that provide physical activity programming for children outside of the normal school day; and

(8) Using physical activity as a reward for student achievement and good behavior.


(July 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-209, § 401, 57 DCR 4779; Mar. 13, 2019, D.C. Law 22-240, § 2(o), 66 DCR 912; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 7160, 66 DCR 8621.)

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-240: § 7160 of D.C. Law 23-16 repealed § 3 of D.C. Law 22-240. Therefore the amendment of this section by D.C. Law 22-240 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-240: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-240 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(o) of D.C. Law 22-240 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-240, see § 7160 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) repeal of applicability provision of D.C. Law 22-240, see § 7160 of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).