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What if a school's grade alignment doesn't match the time requirements in the Healthy Kids Act? (For example, the school district has a middle school with students in grades 5-8.) Are students required to have 30 minutes of physical activity?

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The breakdown of K-5 and 6-12 reflects the basic intent of the law that students in self-contained classrooms must have 30 minutes a day; those with multiple teachers must have 120 minutes a week. Generally speaking, then, students in a K-6 elementary building must have 30 minutes of physical activity daily. Students in a 5-8 middle school may adhere to the weekly requirement of 120 minutes.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 25, 2014 at 4:13am.