Singing and dancing to get out of gym

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State Sen. Ron Sandack proposed legislation that would let high school show choir members, or the “Glee club,” opt out of gym class.

He said since show choir is as physically demanding as football and basketball (which are acceptable substitutions for gym class according to Illinois state law), those participants should be allowed to miss gym and focus on other things.

The Daily Herald has a suburban angle.

Sandack’s proposal would extend the law to cover all students in all high school sports, marching band and show choir. Currently, Illinois law only covers juniors and seniors in sports and band.

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