10-23-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #9


Title
Healthy District Award

Discussion

The Florida Healthy School District Award is provided by the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids. Experts from state agencies, school districts, and community partners created the award criteria to assist and motivate districts to achieve the highest standards in infrastructure and the eight component areas of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Coordinated School Health (CSH) model. This model provides an effective approach for schools to address student and staff health and wellness through the following eight component areas:

·         Health Education

·         Health Services

·         Healthy School Environment

·         Physical Education

·         Nutrition Services and Education

·         Counseling/Psychological/Social Services

·         Health Promotion for Staff

·         Family/Community Involvement

The Healthy District Self-Assessment tool was developed to help school districts assess existing policies and practices and guide them toward achieving the highest standards. For the second time, Brevard Public Schools has applied for and been awarded the Silver Level as a Florida Healthy School District.



Recommendation

Accept the Silver Level Award as a Florida Healthy School District, presented to Brevard Public Schools by the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership and Florida Action for Healthy Kids.



Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 10/23/2012

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Dr. Lana Saal, Wellness Manager, ext. 306
Susan Standley, Director of Comp. & Benefits, ext. 216