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Area schools to get help with PE programs

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Kingsley Elementary School in Waterloo has been selected as one of ten schools across the state to receive physical education professional development and funding support through a new program.

PE4life, a national non-profit group, will adopt ten schools in an effort to boost the quality of physical education for elementary and secondary students in Iowa.

The overall goal is to "adopt" 50 schools over the next five years through the program. 

PE4life will manage the program while the Iowa Busi­ness Council, Hy-Vee, The Wellmark Foundation and Iowa Health System will provide the initial funding for the program.

Below are the ten schools selected to the program:

- Audubon Community Schools (Grades K-12) – Audubon
- Francis Marion Intermediate (Grades 4-5) – Marion
- Grant Wood AEA (K-12 special education) – Cedar Rapids
- Iowa City West High School (Grades 9-12) – Iowa City
- John Cline Elementary/Carrie Lee Elementary (Grades K-4) – Decorah
- Kingsley Elementary (Grades K-5) – Waterloo
- North Polk West Elementary (Grades Pre-K-5) – Polk City
- Van Meter Schools (K-12) – Van Meter
- Williamsburg Jr/Sr High School (Grades 7-12) – Williamsburg
- Wilson Middle School (Grades 6-8) – Council Bluffs

In October, staff will begin training on the PE4life principles and each school will receive grant money to buy physical education related equipment and technology.

Each school will also receive onsite consultation and support for two years.

The second set of ten schools will be picked later this year and their training will start in January 2011.

For more on the program visit www.pe4life.org.

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