• Clearly articulate the Bellingham School District (BSD) core K-12 Health and Fitness Program
  • Create a two year plan for implementation, professional development, and resource adoptions

Basis for Establishment: 

Bellingham School District Strategic Plan

Decision Making:

  • Consultative to the Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology by committee members using the processes of consensus and input/feedback


  • Survey current status of K-12 Health and Fitness Program
  • Establish core beliefs and goals of BSD K-12 Health and Fitness
  • Create grade level curriculum maps to provide disrict wide consistency, learning sequences and equity
  • Develop a comprehensive core health program that includes fitness, nutrition, and safety goals
  • Develop a professional development plan that supports teachers in implementing the BSD Health and Fitness Program
  • Recommend common formative, summative assessments, and timelines to provide evidence of student achievement
  • Draft steps and a timeline to implement recommendations
  • Submit recommendations and plan to Superintendent for approval

Committee Members:  

The committee will consist of 17 members:

  • 3 School Administrators: 1 from each level
  • 1 Teacher representative from primary, 1 intermediate
  • 2 elementary PE teachers
  • 2 Middle school PE teachers
  • 2 High school PE teachers
  • 1 Nurse
  • 2 Counselors (Elementary & Middle School)
  • Co-Facilitators:  Director of Curriculum and District Administrative Coordinator

Responsibilities fo Committee Members:

  • Regular meeting attendance
  • Communicate the content of the meetings and gather input from building staff as requested by the committee
  • Respectful and collaborative interactions with committee memebers


  • Communicate the purpose of the committee to the district
  • Committee members serve as key communicators for the groups they represent
  • Post meeting minutes and recommendations on district website
  • Use district communication process to inform stakeholders of committee outcomes


  • Meeting during the school year
  • Dates and times:  12/09/10, 01/06/11, 02/03/11, 03/03/11, 04/14/11, 05/05/11:  12:30-3:30 pm
  • Others scheduled as needed

Budget Implications:

  • Support for staff to meet, including release time, printing, etc.
  • Adoption of instructional materials and supplemental resources

Related Document:

K-12 Health & Fitness Ad Hoc Committee 2010-2011