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Elk River Schools Consider Cutting Gym, Area Schools Not Interested [AUDIO & POLL]

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ST. CLOUD — Recently the Elk River school district considered limiting their gym and health classes.

The school board discussed cutting back on physical education in high school and eliminating health requirements in eight grade, in exchange for more language and technology classes.

Are other schools in the area looking to do the same thing?

Sauk Rapids-Rice superintendent Dan Bittman says the district has no plans to change curriculum and is pleased with how things are going.

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Kay Nelson is the Director of Learning Services for Sartell-St. Stephen school district. She says their school offers a well balanced curriculum for all grades.

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Currently the state of Minnesota does not have physical education requirements for graduation. Elk River requires two credits of physical education to graduate, which they want to drop to one credit.

The Sauk Rapids-Rice school board has received parent suggestions on adding world languages classes to their elementary/middle school curriculum.

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Nelson says she was surprised to hear the considerations Elk River was looking at.

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What are your thought’s about what Elk River school district has considered? Do you think other area school’s should look into this? Take our poll below and give your opinion.

 

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