Gillette, WY – Campbell County schools are sending
parents fitness assessments on their kids in third through ninth grades.
The assessments are included in reports cards and tell parents how fit their child is compared to local and national peers.
Gillette Healthy Schools Coordinator Mike Miller says it's a tool to help bring awareness to parents and kids about the kids' health.
But while some parents are on board, others think the measure goes to far. They say children are in school to learn, not to be singled out about their weight. Miller says the fitness assessments are not different than assessing students in reading, for instance.