District Wellness Council

  • The District Wellness Council recommends, reviews, and advises on the development and implementation of district policies that address student health and wellness. BPS takes a comprehensive approach to reviewing and incorporating changes in policy, curriculum, and operating procedures to promote healthy lifestyles and sustainable wellness practices for all students and staff. District Wellness Council members are appointed by the Superintendent and are required to attend four open meetings during the school year. These meetings are open to the public.


    Meetings will be held in the Bolling Building, 6th floor community room, from 3:00 - 5:00 PM on the following dates:

    • Thursday, October 26, 2023
    • Thursday, January 25, 2024
    • Thursday, March 28, 2024
    • Thursday, May 30, 2024

     Sign up here to join the District Wellness Council listserv and receive information about joining virtual meetings

    Browse the listserv archive for meeting notes


    The District Wellness Council has formed workgroups of BPS community members and staff to focus the work of the council in each of the policy areas:

    • Cultural Proficiency
      • TBD
    • School Food and Nutrition Promotion
      • Kelly Thompson, co-chair (BPS Food & Nutrition Services)
      • Sonia Carter, co-chair (BPHC Nutrition & Wellness)
    • Comprehensive Physical Activity and Physical Education
      • Jessica Greene, co-chair (BPS Physical Education)
      • Angie Craddock, co-chair (Harvard School of Public Health)
    • Comprehensive Health Education
      • Cheryl Todisco, co-chair (BPS Health Education)
      • Maria Melchondia, co-chair (MA-HPRED)
    • Healthy School Environment
      • TBD
    • Health Services
      • Djenny Lobo Lopes, co-chair (BPS School Health Services)
      • TBD, co-chair (BPHC School-Based Health Centers Program)
    • Safe and Supportive Schools
    • Staff Wellness

    If you are interested in joining a subcommittee, please complete and submit this interest form. 


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