Physical Education Waiver
BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY 5460
Students who have participated in interscholastic athletics, marching band, or cheerleading for at least two (2) full seasons while enrolled in grades 9 through 12 may be excused from the high school physical education requirement. Students electing such an excuse shall complete one-half (1/2) unit of at least sixty (60) hours of instruction in another course of study which is designated by the Board as meeting the high school curriculum requirements.
CLARIFICATION: Ohio law requires JROTC students requesting the PE Waiver to have participated in JROTC for two (2) years. The state’s waiver for marching band was based on the outside-of-class activities associated with marching band programs and will not be granted for marching band practice during the band class that is part of the school day.
NOTES: An approved waiver does not grant the student 0.5 credit; it only excuses the student from physical education. Ohio law does not obligate Columbus City Schools to honor the PE waiver earned in a prior district by a transfer student.