PA 16-132—sHB 5467

Education Committee

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A RED RIBBON PASS PROGRAM

SUMMARY: This act requires the State Department of Education (SDE) to establish a Red Ribbon PASS Program recognizing school districts that qualify as “highly performing” or “improving” physically active school systems (PASS).

Under the act, SDE must (1) develop new standards or adopt existing standards to use in recognizing school districts under the program and (2) post program information on its website. SDE may accept private donations for this program.

The act allows local or regional boards of education to request Red Ribbon PASS Program recognition by providing SDE with, in a time and manner prescribed by the department, (1) the school district's results on the Connecticut physical fitness assessment and (2) a demonstration of how the district satisfied the PASS standards.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

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