PBCSD NAMED HEALTHY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The School District of Palm Beach County has once again earned the distinction as a Florida Healthy School District for 2018-2020.
Palm Beach County, which was awarded at the silver level, is one of 50 districts in the state to be recognized as a Healthy School District. The award renews the recognition the District attained in the 2016-2018 school years, and is recognized for two years.
“The School District of Palm Beach County is thrilled to be recognized as a silver level recipient for the Florida Healthy District award. It is powerful to say that I am part of a strong academic and health promoting school district for all students and employees,” said Eric Stern School District administrator for physical education.
The distinction recognizes school districts for their efforts in areas of student health, including sustainable infrastructure, policy, programs and practices identified from national and state guidelines as well as best practices.
“The Florida Healthy School District assessment has provided guidance to the wellness policy task force members to strengthen and prioritize our existing policies. This silver recognition is gratifying, however it highlights that there is room for improvement in relation to health and wellness. We want to become a gold district in two years,” said Stern.