Marching Band and JROTC Are PE Credits
  • Petitioned Gov. Susana Martinez

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New Mexico
Gov. Susana Martinez

Marching Band and JROTC Are PE Credits

    1. Wilho MacNeil
    2. Petition by

      Wilho MacNeil

      Rio Rancho, NM

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According to New Mexico state law, Marching Band and JROTC, which have previously been accepted as PE credits respectively, now do not count as a PE credit. Many students, when applying for the classes, were told they were a PE credit (JROTC), or a PE half credit (Marching Band). Although the state has waived PE credits for 11th and 12th graders, 9th and 10th graders have to take PE in the next 1-3 years...of course after being told it was their credit or half credit. I encourage band members, JROTC Recruits and Parents to sign this petition and help overturn the rule. I myself, have been bullied before in PE, so this year I decided to make one of the best choices of my life: Join the V. Sue Cleveland High School Storm Regiment Marching Band as my 1/2 credit of PE. Thank you for your interest, and hopefully your signature!

To:
Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico
Susana Martinez- please sign SB-122, the law that gives school districts control of PE credits and makes it LAW that the graduation requirements of high schoolers may not be changed once the student has entered 9th grade, into law! A lot of students need to take certain classes to follow their career path and have taken JROTC or Marching Band to guarantee those career related classes!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. SB 122

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      SB 122 has concurred in Senate and now goes to Gov. Martinez

    2. Amendment to Previous News

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      It's in the senates hands for a second look over, then it's in Susana Martinez's hands

    3. SB 122

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      SB 122 has successfully passed the senate and house and is now in the hands of Susana Martinez. Once signed into law, all of your respective districts will decide for themselves, what does and does not count as a PE credit. If need be, I will start a petition for RRPS students to vouch for our PE, but if you live in another district, you'll really need JUST people from your district to sign it. I'm sorry to say that if SB 122 becomes law, it's every man for themselves, but each district is independent. Also, I doubt, say Roswell Public Schools would listen to someone from Rio Rancho. I look forward to celebrating with you all and might even see y'all in the news. ;)

    4. SB-122

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      SB-122 is a law introduced by state senator Craig Brandt. It has passed NM legislature 42-0. We will see where this goes, but this is victory for our original goal: Introducing legislature for PE credits! Thank you senator Brandt!

    5. Awesomeness

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      We finally reached 1500, but I think we can do better. Keep bringing those signatures.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures
    7. Update

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      So KOB posted this story- http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3308361.shtml?cat=500#.Uu7n9JWFbdk !!!!!!DON'T LET THE TITLE MISLEAD YOU LIKE IT DID ME!!!!!!! They're only talking about Juniors and higher. Although I'm glad they wrote this story and oddly enough used the VSCHS Sax line as the cover photo, THEY NEED TO WRITE TITLES THAT GO WITH THE STORY. UGH ANGERRRR

      NM high school band students to get PE credit

      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.

    8. News! Newsy News! The Newsiest News!

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      I cannot express how happy I am with the outcome of this petition! Now, I have sent the petition along with all of your comments, to the education committee in the New Mexico legislature! They choose how to act from there.

    9. Reached 1,000 signatures
    10. Jumped

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      So somehow, when I went to bed we were at 600 and now, 24 HOURS LATER, we might hit 1,000! Woop woop!

    11. Reached 750 signatures
    12. 500!

      Wilho MacNeil
      Petition Organizer

      Wow! Already at 500?! Keep 'em coming!

    13. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mackenzie Everett ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 8 months ago

      I am a member of a band in New Mexico and this would be so helpful

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    • Abigail Stampfly WILLIAMSTON, MI
      • 8 months ago

      Because i am in marching band and trying to do the same thing in Michigan.

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    • Mary OBRIEN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 8 months ago

      As a former band member I know the hours of marching at different pace this activity takes. So many skills involved. Very physically challenging. Don't believe that? Go see a battle of the bands

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    • Amy OBrien ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 8 months ago

      I have two band kids who have to take summer P.E. because they are or will be in marching band in high school. It makes sense for this very athletic class that encompasses about 12 hours a week, much more than the P.E. class, to count as P.E.!

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    • Amy Amsden PRATTVILLE, AL
      • 8 months ago

      My daughter is in marching band and it absolutely should be 1/2 a PE credit!

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