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 82 square miles located in Southeastern Pennsylvania  10 elementary, 2 middle and 3 high schools  11,900 students  1500 staff  Ranked 21st out of.

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2  82 square miles located in Southeastern Pennsylvania  10 elementary, 2 middle and 3 high schools  11,900 students  1500 staff  Ranked 21st out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (based on student performance on the state PSSA exam in the fall of 2011).

3 School Board Goal and renewed for :  Work purposefully toward enhancing the mental, social, emotional, and physical health of staff and students in order to achieve higher student academic achievement, increased staff satisfaction, a positive school climate, greater efficiency, and the development of a school culture that promotes and enhances student growth.  Purpose: This goal is to create mechanisms across the district that will promote wellness.  Vision Plank – Increase student achievement, increase professional development opportunities staff, and become more fiscally responsible.  Action Items  A. Promote and support student health and wellness  B. Promote and support employee health and wellness  C. Strengthen healthy schools committee.

4 INTERNAL  Administrative liaison  Benefits Specialist  Administrative Assistant  Wellness Advisory Committee  School Health Councils EXTERNAL  Partnership with West Chester University  Benefit broker and insurance company

5 District costs associated with health:  Healthcare escalating costs ▪ 2009 = $13.8M ▪ 2010 = $14.9M ▪ 2011 = $15.4M  Absenteeism ▪ Paid $2.7M in sick days for 2011  Teacher sub costs for sick days ▪ 2010 = $452,155 ▪ 2011 = $496,318  Worker’s comp costs ▪ 2010 = $402,377 ▪ 2011 = $235,373

6  Personal Health Profiles showed:  High blood pressure and pre-hypertension  High cholesterol  Diabetes, or at risk for diabetes  Group medical claims showed:  Lifestyle related issues (poor diet, lack of exercise) accounted for 12% of claims  Group prescription claims showed:  High cholesterol  High blood pressure, heart disease  diabetes

7 Committee goals: 1. Increase awareness of lifestyle choices and encourage overall health and wellness 2. Provide resources to address wellness needs and improve health 3. Contain costs and increase fiscal responsibility 4. Develop a culture that promotes and enhances student growth by combining efforts of student and staff wellness

8  Apple tracking system and awards  s  Website  Moodle  Quarterly newsletter  Building representatives  Report out to administration and Board

9 Healthy School Improvement Plan Chart School District: School Building: Contact Person: School Health Index Component or Health Risk Behavior: “Aligning health and education for academic success.” Objective(s) / Outcome(s): DASD Board Goal #5 (Wellness): Work purposefully toward enhancing the mental, social, emotional, and physical health of staff and students in order to achieve higher student achievement, increased staff satisfaction, a positive school climate, greater efficiency, and the development of a school culture that promotes and enhances student growth. Purpose: This goal is to create a mechanism across the district that will promote wellness. Vision Plank: Increase student achievement, increase professional development opportunities for staff and become more fiscally responsible. Mission Statement: Promoting healthy school communities for students, staff, and faculty by aligning health and education to support the whole child and academic achievement. 1.Promote and support student health and wellness. 2.Promote and support employee health and wellness. 3.Strengthen healthy school communities/councils K-12 School Health Council Outcomes/Objectives for : Priority Time: Short Term Long Term Priority Level: High Medium Low StrategyResourcesIndividual or Group Responsible Date Completed Evidence of Completion

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11  Budget  Insurance fees  Free resources – local businesses  Flu shots – employee pays and gets reimbursed from IBC  50/50  Mini grants

12  Banner/Displays  Vending machines  Healthy lifestyle matching program  Personal Health Profile  Quizzes  Incentives  Promote opportunities already available  Access to school gym equipment

13  District Wide Wellness Day  Know Your Numbers Campaign  Blood pressure & BMI screen  Walk at Work Day  Staff volleyball league  Flu shots  Fit in 50 Fitness Challenge  Biggest winner  Staff cookbook

14 June 2012 Central Office End of Year Picnic And Olympics


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