LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico high school students in marching band will be allowed to receive physical education credits.
The state says it will now consider granting P.E. waivers for current high school juniors who have taken at least one full credit of band their freshman or sophomore year.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1fBbt0w ) Education Deputy Secretary Paul Aguilar stated the new policy in a Jan. 16 memo but some administrators weren’t aware of it until recently.
Jo Galvan, spokeswoman for Las Cruces Public Schools, says district officials read the memo late last week and are asking the state officials for clarification.
According to the memo, the state would extend waivers to 2015 graduates who are already taking athletics, band or JROTC for credit in their first two years of high school.