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P.E. bill clears the Legislature

    The Senate on Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill that will require 2 1/2 hours a week of physical education in Oregon elementary schools. The requirement for middle school will be 3 hours, 45 minutes.

    The Senate passed the bill, House Bill 3141, on a 28-1 vote.

    “Today Oregon took a strong step toward fighting an epidemic” said Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, sponsor of the P.E. proposal. “The return of physical activity to our classrooms will lead to healthy bodies and healthy minds for our children.”

     — Excerpt from, June 26, 2007


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