Public Education Enrichment Fund
PEEF is the sole source of funding for the SFUSD Physical Education Department. This voter approved measure has provided valuable funding to ensure physical education is provided across San Francisco. To learn more about PEEF funding and the multiple other areas it supports please check out the links below. Thank you Voters of San Francisco.
Why Teach Physical Education?
Physical Education contributes significantly to every student's health and well-being. Physical education is an instructional priority for California schools. Every student-regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, native language, race, religion, or sexual orientation-is entitled to a high-quality physical education program. Physical education is an integral part of the overall education program for every student and provides one of the few opportunities for every student to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to lead a physically active lifestyle. A high-quality physical education program promotes an active lifestyle and improved health, motor skill development, and better cognitive performance (Etnier and Sibley 2003; Etnier et al. 1997).
Daily physical education for all students is recommended by numerous national associations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the National Association for State Boards of Education, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Heart Association, and is noted in the Healthy People 2010.
Physical Fitness Testing
Motor Skill Development
The proper development of movement and motor skills requires instruction, practice, and appropriate feedback. Most students do not develop the proper techniques or understanding of movement and motor skills on their own. Proficiency in movement and motor skills allows greater enjoyment when on participates in individual and dual sports, combatives, aquatics, tumbling and gymnastics, rhythms and dance, and team sports. In addition, this proficiency carries over to life skills, such as safely walking and climbing and avoiding falls.
Grade Level Outcomes ~ Physical Education Grade level outcomes Grades K-12
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If you wish to be added to the Physical Education substitute teacher list and have already met the district's requirements please email: LopezT@sfusd.edu; if you wish to become a substitute teacher in the district and have not met the requirements please follow the link here.
Active Lifestyles and Improved Health
Concern about childhood obesity is sweeping the nation. The American Heart Association's report A Nation at Risk: Obesity in the United States (2005,i), discusses the rapidly increasing incidence of obesity in the United States and notes " if childhood obesity continues to increase, it could… cause our current generation of children to become the first generation in American history to live shorter lives than their parents."
A student who becomes skilled and knowledgeable in physical educate is more likely to become a healthy adult who is motivated to remain healthy and physically active throughout his/her life. The health benefits of physical activity in adults are well documented in the U.S Surgeon General's report titled Physical Activity and Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1996). Among the benefits outlined in the report were reduced risk of premature death, lower risk of heart disease, colon cancer, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, as well as improved mental health and physical fitness. In addition, physical activity improves strength and endurance; helps build healthy bones and muscles; helps control weight; reduces anxiety and stress; increases self-esteem, mood and concentration; and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.