POLICY & PROMOTIONS supports the goal for BPS to strive to be one of the healthiest schools districts in the country. Our goal is to actively promote the social, emotional, and physical wellness of all students to support their healthy development and readiness to learn. BPS aims to create safe, healthy, and sustaining school environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice. The District Wellness Policy (see below supports these goals and aligns with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model.
Health & Wellness coordinates the development and evaluation of and updates to the District Wellness Policy and other health-related policies. We support the District Wellness Council Co-Chairs in facilitating the District Wellness Council meetings and coordination of the Council subcommittees. Additionally, we provide technical assistance, coaching, and professional development for school-based wellness councils and manage the Wellness Champion Program.
Wellness Promotions help to create safe, healthy and sustaining school environments where the healthy choice is the easy choice. Wellness campaigns, activities, and events in your classroom and throughout the school help to foster a culture of wellness and health promotion. Curated resources and materials, as well as technical assistance, is available for school-based staff who are interested in implementing health promotions in their school.