July 24, 2017

Editorial: P.E. exemption waiver gives promise of options

District 214 may allow more options for receiving a physical education waiver starting in the 2013-14 school year. Several extracurricular activities, such as marching band and Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC), already participate in physical activities during the day, and the waivers can help students have the opportunity to enroll in a study hall and gain more free time. Due to marching band’s long practices on the turf and NJROTC’s after-school commitments depending on one’s division, class or position, it can be hard to get home and complete a full night of homework. With the new waiver, students…

District looks into more P.E. waiver options

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor District 214 voted Oct. 18 on a proposal that would allow students in marching band or Navy Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (NJROTC) to have the option of a waiver out of physical education during the semester they participate in that activity. Since students receive exercise in marching band and NJROTC, the school board made this proposal on Oct. 4.  Results of the vote were not available by press time. “It was brought up to the board on Oct. 4 in response from what we heard from parents, teachers and students about the amount of…