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Announcements from MDE for the 2021-2022 School Year

September 7, 2021

Academic Standards Delay in Physical Education

The 2021 Minnesota State legislature, in the 2021 K-12 Education Omnibus Bill, has delayed the implementation of the Minnesota 2018 Academic Standards in Physical Education until the 2023-24 school year. Prior to this bill, the MN 2018 Academic Standards in Physical Education were to be fully implemented by the 2021-22 school year. This legislation delays full implementation until after June 1, 2023. Full implementation means that instruction in K-8 includes all the 2018 standards and benchmarks; and courses at the high school level through which students meet physical education graduation requirements must include the 2018 Minnesota Academic Standards in Physical Education. Districts may implement earlier if they desire. State requirements for physical education remain the same: All students K-8 must receive instruction in physical education every year. High school students must receive instruction at least once. The amount of credit and graduation requirement is determined at the local level.

MDE Back to School in 2021-22: PE COVID-19 Recommendations and Resources

Physical Education in the 2021-22 School Year: Recommendations and Resources has been released from the Minnesota Department of Education. It includes updates from the CDC, Minnesota Department of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics and SHAPE America specific to physical education for the 2021-22 school year. It can be found on the MDE Physical Education webpage.

Professional development opportunities for Physical Education standard implementation and COVID-19 updates will continue through curriculum leader meetings and through partnerships with the Minnesota Society of Health and Physical Education (MNSHAPE) and Minnesota Adaptive Physical Education (MNDAPE). Schools can follow the updated recommended transition timeline for Physical Education and find more resources on the Physical Education MDE webpage. For more information contact [email protected].