Minnesota district considering cutting gym, focusing on tech classes

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The issue of childhood obesity gets a lot of attention, and there are more efforts than ever to educate kids and their parents about ways to prevent it. That could be why an effort to scale back on physical education and health classes in one Minnesota school district is being met with surprise and disappointment.

Dr. Mark Bezek, the superintendent, is scheduled to give an in-depth explanation of the proposed changes. He says it’s time for the Elk River Area School District to offer a broader range of classes to students that will make them better prepared to compete for jobs and get into college.

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