Parents Demand More Physical Education

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM EDT

By John Borsa

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Parents in the Buffalo School District have filed a legal challenge with the State Education Department, demanding that Buffalo Schools provide the state-mandated amount of physical education and health classes.

"They're severely out of compliance with physical education and health education so most of our children are getting only a portion of what they should be getting in terms of physical education," said Jessica Bauer Walker with the District Parent Coordinating Council of Buffalo.

"So we're actually filing a legal appeal to ask the commissioner to provide oversight on their own regulations so the district is providing appropriate physical and health education."

The state mandates 120 minutes of physical education weekly.

Buffalo School officials said they are making improvements to meet the mandate, with K-3 pupils getting 90 minutes per week while 4-6 students receiving 80 minutes.

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