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5312, School Community Health and Wellness

Note: This policy is effective September 1, 2016

The Board of Education recognizes the value and importance of the health and well-being of every student and staff member in the North Colonie School District and is committed to fostering an atmosphere that supports the overall health and wellness for all members of the school community.

The District’s Health and Wellness Committee, as mandated by the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 and operating under all updated guidelines, shall endeavor to promote and protect students’ health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting opportunities to engage in healthy behaviors. Additionally, the District’s Health and Wellness Committee will strive to promote opportunities for students and staff to engage in wellness behaviors that encourage the health and
wellness of the North Colonie School Community.

Individual schools within the District will create, strengthen, or work within existing committees to develop, implement, monitor, review and as necessary, revise school health and wellness initiatives.

Ref: Pub. L. No. 111-296 (The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010)

Adopted: April 24, 2006 (Wellness Policy)
Amended: February 29, 2016
Amended: March 28, 2016