2About Downingtown…82 square miles located in Southeastern Pennsylvania10 elementary, 2 middle and 3 high schools11,900 students1500 staffRanked 21st out of 500 Districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (based on student performance on the state PSSA exam in the fall of 2011).
3Board Goal School Board Goal 2011-12 and renewed for 2012-13: 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 ItemsA. Promote and support student health and wellnessB. Promote and support employee health and wellnessC. Strengthen healthy schools committee.
4Support INTERNAL Administrative liaison Benefits Specialist Administrative AssistantWellness Advisory CommitteeSchool Health CouncilsEXTERNALPartnership with West Chester UniversityBenefit broker and insurance company
5Need for Employee Wellness Program District costs associated with health:Healthcare escalating costs2009 = $13.8M2010 = $14.9M2011 = $15.4MAbsenteeismPaid $2.7M in sick days for 2011Teacher sub costs for sick days2010 = $452,1552011 = $496,318Worker’s comp costs2010 = $402,3772011 = $235,373
6Health Trends Personal Health Profiles showed: High blood pressure and pre-hypertensionHigh cholesterolDiabetes, or at risk for diabetesGroup medical claims showed:Lifestyle related issues (poor diet, lack of exercise) accounted for 12% of claimsGroup prescription claims showed:High blood pressure, heart diseasediabetes
7Addressing the Issues Committee goals: Increase awareness of lifestyle choices and encourage overall health and wellnessProvide resources to address wellness needs and improve healthContain costs and increase fiscal responsibilityDevelop a culture that promotes and enhances student growth by combining efforts of student and staff wellness
8Communication Apple tracking system and awards Emails Website Moodle Quarterly newsletterBuilding representativesReport out toadministration and Board
9Individual or Group Responsible Evidence of Completion Healthy School Improvement Plan ChartSchool 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.Promote and support student health and wellness.Promote and support employee health and wellness.Strengthen healthy school communities/councilsK-12 School Health Council Outcomes/Objectives for :Priority Time:Short Term Long TermPriority Level:High Medium LowStrategyResourcesIndividual or Group ResponsibleDateCompletedEvidence of Completion