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A solution for the P.E. conundrum at BHS

Jim Sinai Berkeley
Wednesday April 03, 2002



While I appreciate the school board’s effort to cut costs and balance the budget, cutting funding and P.E. credit for interscholastic athletics isn’t the right approach. I concede the fact that the Crew team and other JV teams could look to the parents and the community for more financial support, but to deprive the students of P.E. credit only deflates participation and forces more students into the school’s Physical Ed. program. Instead of trying to reduce the amount of students getting P.E. credit, BHS should extend PE credit to any student participating in any organized, supervised extra-curricular sports like rugby, mountain biking, martial arts, etc. This would allow the school to save money on an already poor quality Phys. Ed. Department. 


Jim Sinai