Mission: Promoting healthy school
communities for students, staff, and faculty by aligning health and education
to support the whole child and academic achievement.
District Goal: 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.
Who are we? The DASD Wellness Advisory Council includes school
administrators, human resources, food service, teachers, school nurses, school
counselors, parents, and community prevention partners.
What do we do? The DASD Wellness Advisory Council uses data to
create health improvement plans at the district level and K-12 building
level which address policies, curricula, partnerships with schools
, communities, and families, and initiatives to promote healthy behaviors which
enhance learning and academic success.
How do we promote health and learning in DASD? Each K-12 building
has a School Health Council which is lead by the principal and includes
representation from teachers, school nurses, school counselors, food service,
parents, and community prevention partners. Each building develops
a health improvement plan each school year which includes strategies to promote
student and faculty health and wellness.
Coordinated School Health Programs
Coordinated School Health Programs is a strategy recommended by the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention for improving student health and learning.
A complete description of the Coordinated School Health Program, student health
risk behaviors, the link between health and learning is found at the link below:
School Health Councils
School Health Councils are a team approach for creating healthy school
communities which provide students with consistent health messages essential
for promoting healthy behaviors and supporting learning and academic
success. The role, responsibilities and strategies of a school health
council is located at the link below: