The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student’s well-rounded education, giving every HPE teacher an opportunity to elevate their program and gain support from their school and local community. ESSA requires broad stakeholder engagement in order to implement comprehensive and effective state and school district plans. Key contacts and stakeholder groups from your state are listed below. 

Key Contacts
California AHPERD - state association for HPE
Stefanie Papas, Dept of Ed HE Specialist, 916-445-8441
Lisa Cirill, Dept of Health PA Specialist, 916-552-9943

California State Department of Education
ESSA Information 
California Department of Education 
Department of Education, Physical Education  

Education Stakeholders
Chief State School Officer
California PTA
California Superintendents
California ASCD
Governor Jerry Brown

UPDATED 5/09/2017
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