Changes to Physical Education in Ohio
Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, a physical education evaluation will be included as an indicator on the Local Report Card. Senate Bill 210 (SB 210), which was signed into law in June 2010, includes four components that will make up a report card indicator. The goal of this legislation is to ensure consistency of teaching and learning outcomes in public schools physical education.
As required by SB 210, Damascus Elementary will measure student success in second grade to see if they are meeting the benchmarks contained in the Physical Education Academic Content Standards. Parents need not worry as these benchmarks are not to be used in determining grading. Students will be evaluated again in future grades at West Branch Local Schools. The results will be available at the end of the year if you wish to see your child(s) benchmarks. If you have any questions feel free to call or e-mail Mr. Tucker.