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Lake recognized as a Florida Healthy School District

 

TAVARES – Lake County Schools has been named a 2016-2018 Florida Healthy School District.

 

The recognition is the result of the district's submission of the Florida Healthy School District Self-Assessment, a tool based on sustainable infrastructure, policy, programs, and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes. It was developed by the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSHP) out of a desire to recognize and celebrate the hard work and success of school districts related to physical, mental and social health of students and staff. The assessment was written by school experts, evaluated, piloted and field tested for three years before being released in 2009.

 

Since 2009 CSHP, in partnership with Florida Action for Healthy Kids (FLAFHK), Florida Association of District School Superintendents (FADSS) and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation has recognized 47 districts for establishing a culture and climate that embraces the Coordinated School Health approach to reduce and eliminate barriers to learning and support academic achievement.

 

Lake County Schools demonstrated its highest scores related to policies and processes in the areas of Health Services, Nutrition Services and Education, and Employee Wellness, and was recognized at the Bronze level.

 

Other 2016-2018 Florida Healthy Districts are:

  • Gold: Baker, Duval, Leon, Nassau, Palm Beach, Santa Rosa

  • Silver: Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Escambia, Indian River, Monroe, Okeechobee, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Volusia

  • Bronze: Bay, Bradford, Franklin, Lake, Madison, Manatee, Martin, Seminole, Sumter, Union