SLPS awarded $2.2M grant for PE & nutrition
St. Louis American
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012 12:05 am
The St. Louis Public School District has received $744,987.00 for the first year of a three-year grant issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) to provide physical education and nutrition education at the District’s elementary schools. SLPS is the only school district in Missouri to receive this grant.
Among the types of activities that the grants support is instruction in motor skills that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle, and opportunities for professional development for teachers of physical education to stay abreast of the latest research and trends in the field of physical education. SLPS will use the funds to fully implement the District’s AIM for Fitness curriculum program.