Getting a Piece of a $1.1 Billion Pie
Mario Reyna, coordinator for health and physical education at McAllen Independent School District in Texas — and newly elected SHAPE America board member — shares how he was able to access $40,000 of his school district’s Title IV, Part A ESSA funding for this school year.
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2018 Success Stories
Tennessee K-4 Students’ Daily Dose of Physical Education Teaches Fitness Skills for a Lifetime
Nearly 35 percent of Tennessee adults are considered obese, which ranks it sixth in the U.S., according to a national study released in August 2017. Up 21 percent since 2000, the obesity rate also brings many related health issues.
The Program Team
Kathy Clark, Physical Education Specialist
John Parks, Physical Education Specialist
Tiffany Carlton, Physical Education Specialist
Alicia Barker, FSSD School Board Member
Tim Stillings, FSSD School Board Chair
With Nowhere to Go but up, Louisiana PE Advocates Tip the Scales in Their Favor
With Louisiana’s alarmingly high rates of childhood and adult obesity, ensuring funding for HPE programs in Louisiana schools should be easy. However, as one SHAPE America member found out, it’s not that simple.
Bonnie Richardson, PE Teacher
JiJi Jonas, LAHPERD Advocacy Chair
Erica Gilliam, Manager of the Healthy Schools
Lynn Williamson, LAHPERD Executive Director
Kathy Hill, Former LAHPERD Executive Director
Minnesota Health and PE Advocates Make Valuable Strides Through Statewide Outreach
How do you turn state education officials into allies and advocates for your cause? “Seize every opportunity to reach out to decision makers and present your case.”
Mike Doyle, Former MNSHAPE President
Samantha Nelson, MNSHAPE Board Member
Megan McCollom, MNSHAPE President
Kirsten Guentzel,MNSHAPE Board Member
Sue Tarr, Former MNSHAPE Past President
‘Many Voices Send a Loud Message’ to Ensure Physical Education Funding for GA Students
Although the ESSA sanctioned health and physical education as part of a well-rounded education, the burden of prioritizing how funds are spent and what schools are held accountable for now rests in the hands of states and school districts.
Brian Devore, GAHPERD Past-President
Kim Thompson, GAHPERD Executive Director
Dave Martinez, GAHPERD Advocacy
Jana Forrester, GAHPERD Advocacy