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Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) Grants

*NOTE: This grant is to support full implementation of physical education minutes. 150 minutes per week K-5(6), and 225 minutes per week grades 6 - 8.

The Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) grant was established by the 2007 Oregon Legislature (ORS 329.501). During the 2021 Legislative Session, additional funding allocations were approved for the 2021-23 biennium. The Teacher Hire Grant provides funds to school districts and public charter schools to hire licensed physical education teachers (TH) and the Professional Development Grant is intended for improving the quality of instruction (PD). The grants are designed to support activities related to meeting the physical education instructional requirements for students in kindergarten through grade 8 as described in ORS 329.496 and OAR 581-020-0250.

This is a legislative-funded program. Project timeline, reporting dates, and requirements are contingent upon the Oregon Department of Education receiving funding from the Oregon Legislature and are subject to change as state requirements change.

ELECTRONIC Grant Application must be RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M. on August 13, 2021

Please direct inquiries regarding this Request for Application to:

Suzanne Hidde, Health and Physical Education Specialist, Office of Teaching, Learning and Assessment,, or 503-947-5960. 

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Physical education (PE) develops the physically literate individual through the deliberate practice of well-designed learning tasks that allow for skill acquisition in an instructional climate focused on mastery.

During PE, students practice the knowledge and skills they have learned through physical activity (PA), which is defined as any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure.

“Physical literacy is the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life.”

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