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8240 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS: DRIVER EDUCATION, GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
A driver education course may be offered under the conditions set forth by the New York State Education Department and Commissioner's Regulations.
Education Law Section 806-a
Gifted and Talented Students
The Board of Education will provide appropriate educational programs for students identified as being gifted and talented.
Education Law Article 90 and Section 3204(2)(b)
Physical Education Class
All students, except those with medical excuses, shall participate in physical education in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations, which require that all students attend and participate in physical education as follows:
a) All students in grades K through 3 shall participate in a daily program for a minimum of 120 minutes per week.
b) All students in grades 4 through 6 shall participate in a program three (3) times per week for a minimum of 120 minutes per week.
c) All secondary students (in grades 7 through 12) shall have the opportunity for regular physical education, but not less than three times per week in one semester and two times per week in the other semester. A comparable time each semester shall be provided if the school is organized in other patterns or if students have demonstrated acceptable levels of physical fitness, physical skills and knowledge of physical education activities in extraclass programs or out-of-school activities approved by the physical education staff and the School Administration.
d) For grades K through 12, a district may provide an equivalent program as approved by the Commissioner of Education.
An excuse from physical education class may be accepted from a licensed physician or licensed chiropractor.
Any student whose condition precludes participation in a regular program shall be provided with adaptive physical education approved by the Commissioner of Education.
Education Law Sections 803 and 3204