Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–824.03. Additional requirements.

(a) A student with disabilities shall have suitably adapted physical education incorporated as part of the individualized education program developed for the student. With a written note from a physician, public schools and public charter schools may provide suitably adapted physical education for any other student with special needs that preclude the student from participating in regular physical education instruction.

(b) Requiring or withholding physical activity shall not be used to punish students; provided, that students who are not wearing appropriate athletic clothing may be prohibited from participating in physical activity until properly dressed.

(c) Not Funded.

(July 27, 2010, D.C. Law 18-209, § 403, 57 DCR 4779; Mar. 13, 2019, D.C. Law 22-240, § 2(r), 66 DCR 912.)


Applicability of D.C. Law 22-240: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-240 provided that the change made to this section by § 2(r) 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.