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22 Pa. Code § 4.27. Physical education and athletics.

§ 4.27. Physical education and athletics.

 (a)  Physical education shall be taught as required under § §  4.21(e)(6) and (f)(8), 4.22(c)(7) and 4.23(c)(8) (relating to elementary education: primary and intermediate levels; middle level education; and high school education).

 (b)  The physical education program must be adapted for students who are medically unable to participate in the regular physical education program.

 (c)  The physical education program shall provide coeducational instruction, except that separation by sex may be permitted in courses involving contact sports. Separation by sex may not be used to exclude students of either sex from participating in any physical education instruction.

 (d)  In addition to physical education instruction under subsections (a)—(c), students of both sexes shall have equal access in interscholastic and intramural athletic programs to all of the following:

   (1)  School facilities.

   (2)  Coaching and instruction.

   (3)  Scheduling of practice time and games.

   (4)  Number of activities at each level of competition.

   (5)  Equipment, supplies and services.

   (6)  Funding appropriate to the sport.

 (e)  School districts may sponsor coeducational teams in interscholastic and intramural sports programs.

 (f)  Interscholastic and intramural teams playing contact sports may be separated by sex, but this subsection may not be used to exclude students of either sex from participating in a sport.


   The provisions of this §  4.27 amended under section 2603-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. §  26-2603-B).


   The provisions of this §  4.27 amended February 15, 2008, effective February 16, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 872. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (293053).

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