From S.F. Examiner by Laura Dudnick:
This school year marks the first time all the elementary schools receive site visits from PE specialists. There were 28 instructors in the 2013-14 school year who visited 90 percent of the schools, and 21 specialists in the 2012-13 school year who visited 68 percent of the schools.

The increase in elementary school PE specialists is due to the Public Education Enrichment Fund, which requires The City to contribute specified funds to school programs each year. The fund was renewed to June 30, 2041, through the passage of Proposition C in the Nov. 4 election.

Prior to PEEF, which took effect in 2005, there were no credentialed PE teachers within the SFUSD, Zapata said.

While PE specialists have since been slowly phased in, the district emphasized that each elementary student receives 100 minutes of physical education per week as required by state law. At the middle and high school level, the district provides funding to school sites to hire PE teachers.

PEEF's PE budget for this school year is $4.5 million. Last school year, the budget was $4.2 million, a 43 percent increase from the 2012-13 school year, said Kathy Fleming, the district's PEEF supervisor.

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