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District receives Healthy KC Gold certification for employee wellness program
District receives Healthy KC Gold certification for employee wellness program
Posted on 01/18/2017
Healthy KC logoThe Raytown School District received Gold certification from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Healthy KC Workplace Wellness Certification Program (Healthy KC). Healthy KC in conjunction with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City recognizes organizations for their efforts in creating a workplace focused on health and wellness. 

The workplace wellness certification is based on four ‘pillars’ of health: nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, and work-life integration. There are four levels of certification, based on a company’s level of achievement across the four pillars and Gold certification is the top level of achievement. A total of 212 companies around the Kansas City area are Healthy KC Gold certified. 

Associate Superintendent of Operations Dr. Steve Shelton, said “We hope our efforts to improve the quality of life of our staff members through resources provided by the District will result in higher student achievement as well as the retention of high-performing staff members who are healthier and happier.”

The Raytown School District provides each employee and their spouse a free membership to the Raytown Schools Wellness Center. Employees can also take advantage of the Raytown Schools Quality Care Clinic open to only employees and their families. The District also provides employees with wellness information and hosts challenges to motivate employees to make healthy decisions on a regular basis. Since the opening of the Wellness Center, the District has returned more than $980,000 to the budget and saved employees an estimated $60,000 in co-pays.
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