GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2009

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HOUSE BILL 1757*

Committee Substitute Favorable 6/9/10

 

Short Title:        Fitness Testing in Schools.

(Public)

Sponsors:

 

Referred to:

 

May 18, 2010

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to Direct the State board of education to develop guidelines to require public schools to use evidence-based fitness testing for students statewide in grades k through 8, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE legislative TASK FORCE ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 115C-12 is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:

" 115C-12.  Powers and duties of the Board generally.

The general supervision and administration of the free public school system shall be vested in the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education shall establish policy for the system of free public schools, subject to laws enacted by the General Assembly. The powers and duties of the State Board of Education are defined as follows:

(37)      To Adopt Guidelines for Fitness Testing. - The State Board of Education shall adopt guidelines for the development and implementation of evidence-based fitness testing for students statewide in grades kindergarten through eight."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.  Implementation of the guidelines developed as required in Section 1 of this act shall begin with the 2011-2012 school year.