CLOSER LOOK: Physical education required by law
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- National physical education groups and health professionals recommend at least five half-hour sessions of physical education a week for elementary kids and 225 minutes a week for middle and high school students.
West Virginia falls short. As of 2005, state law requires:
The state Department of Education urges schools to add more physical activity in addition to formal physical education classes, with a goal of daily exercise for every child.