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October 28th, 2022  5:00pm

 

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BILL #  Burgess 1

Bill Sponsor:  Nick Burgess

Bill Co-sponsor: Tim Burgess and Benson Furber                                                         

School / Club / YMCA: Kennebunk High School       

Endorsed By: Fred Follansbee      

Referred to the committee on: Education or Human Services

 

An Act Relating To:   

Making Physical Education a Pass or Fail grade  

 

Be it enacted by the State YMCA of Maine’s 2022 Youth and Government Program as follows:

SECTION 1:  Physical Education (P.E) classes will be categorized as a pass or fail grade. 

SECTION 2: Definition of “Physical Education”: Instruction in physical exercise and games, especially in schools.

SECTION 3: Being tested on your athletic ability should not affect your overall grade. 

SECTION 4:  Having test in P.E should be seen as a participation grade. P.E teachers should focus more on getting students more involved in activities. 

SECTION 5: Students should not be worried about their P.E grade affect their GPA.

SECTION 6: Definition of “GPA”: Grade Point Average, calculation of all the numbered grades you’ve received and dividing them by the number of credits you’ve taken. 

 

STATEMENT OF FACT:

A boy from Lake Ridge New Tech Middle School in Gray Indiana was given an F because he could not complete a 1 mile run in 13 minutes. He was a 5 foot, 192 pound middle schooler who Swam, played Basketball, and Football. He was seen as a pretty active kid, despite his size. His mother said in the article, “Now, I am the first to admit that my son is not the strongest athlete, but he tries,” and according to the P.E teacher “None of his tries are good enough”.

 

JUSTIFICATION:

Making P.E class a pass or fail grade would make a big difference in student’s efforts to want to participate in these sports activities.  

  

FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION:

Implementing this bill will be no cost to the State of Maine 

 

REFERENCES:

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00221473.1971.10624026?journalCode=ujrd18

 

BILL SUMMARY

This bill will make physical education classes a pass or fail grade.