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July 14, 1945

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION LEGISLATION IN OREGON

JAMA. 1945;128(11):813. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860280039011

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Abstract

The Forty-Third Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon passed House Bill No. 53, entitled "An act to provide for programs of health instruction and physical education in all elementary and high schools of the state, to provide for the planning, supervision, direction and evaluation of such programs by the superintendent of public instruction, and appropriating money therefor..." and to repeal certain other sections of existing statutes. The bill, if one may judge from a story by Wilma Morrison in the Portland Oregonian, April 8, attracted little attention in the legislature and calls for only $26,000 a year from the taxpayers. The law provides that all school districts in the state of Oregon shall—not may—provide in their respective schools programs, of health instruction and physical education for the development of health and physical fitness for all elementary and high school pupils in such schools. The purpose is to promote, develop

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