State of Colorado to change up PE class

By: Ashley Prchal Email
By: Ashley Prchal Email
kids doing stretching exercises

Kids in gym class at Lamar-Milledge Elementary, September 2, 2009. (WRDW-TV)

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The state is making changes at school and even PE class may look a little different next year.

Last Friday teachers in District 51 voiced their concerns about the curriculum, and PE class was top priority. Teachers are worried there's not enough physical activity. So they sent their concerns to the state along with some new recommendations.

Teri Lefebre, a District 51 curriculum specialist, says, "What we're saying is in addition to what you traditionally think as PE class activities they're also going to be involving some emotional and social activities to go along with the different health aspects which is a little new to some of the curriculum we're used to."

Teachers agree that it is important for kids to know how to make healthy eating choices, but in the end they want more physical fitness.

If you would like to add your comments for the state to review visit the Colorado Department of Education Web site by clicking the link below.

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