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      RS 17:17.2     


§17.2. Physical activity; awards for model programs

            A. Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year and annually thereafter, one outstanding public elementary or secondary school shall be selected from each regional education service center region in the state to be recognized and receive an award for an outstanding program of physical activity implemented at the school.

            B.(1) The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, in collaboration with the Department of Education, Louisiana Department of Health, and the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, shall establish a selection process for naming the outstanding schools, which shall include regional selection committees appointed by the collaborative efforts of the agencies named in this Subsection.

            (2) The final selection process shall also include a formal mechanism to obtain teacher, parental, and community recommendations and opinions.

            C. Monetary awards shall be provided to the outstanding schools when funds are available for this purpose, and may be provided from private sources subject to the approval of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

            Acts 2004, No. 734, §1, eff. July 6, 2004.

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