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Components of the WSCC Model

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Employee Wellness

It is not only the school’s job to educate students but also to foster employees’ physical and mental health. Teachers, administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria and custodial staff, and contractors all contribute to supporting student health and academic success, as well as serve as positive role models. A comprehensive school employee wellness approach is a coordinated set of programs, policies, benefits, and environmental supports designed to support healthy eating, encourage active lifestyles, decrease tobacco use, manage stress, and avoid injury and exposure to environmental hazards. School systems that offer employee wellness programs and encourage healthy work environments decrease health insurance premiums, cut the cost of substitutes, and increase employee productivity and attendance.