Why does a wellness program make sense for our school districts
1. School faculty and staff are among the highest stress jobs in the country and absenteeism is one of the largest costs for schools ($300,000 average). 40% of absenteeism is due to the conditions described earlier with poor lifestyle choices.
2. Staff needs stress and health management. School faculty are average to high in national averages for chronic diseases.
3. School staff are like family and participation and success rates are higher because of this.
4. Wellness team management and leadership keep participants on a path to success. 5. School wellness programs infect the community: when teachers are healthier, happier, and less stressed the learning environment becomes more positive and productive.