Friday, May 18, 2018

Pasco County Schools Wins GOLD

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (May 16, 2018) – The Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools has recognized Pasco County Schools as a GOLD level district for the period of May 2018 through April 2020.

“We are proud to be recognized for being in the forefront of ensuring the future of a healthy Florida by creating health literate and students and staff that are fit, healthy, and ready to learn,” said Superintendent Kurt Browning.

The designation is based on the Florida Healthy School District Self-Assessment. The self-assessment tool considers sustainable infrastructure, policy, programs, and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes. It was developed by the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools (FPHS) out of a desire to recognize and celebrate the hard work and success of school districts related to the physical, mental, and social health of students and staff.

FPHS collaborated with Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District School Superintendent’s and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation to recognize 50 Florida Healthy School Districts. These districts have established a culture and climate that embrace the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach to reduce barriers to learning and support academic achievement.

Pasco County Schools will be invited to participate in the Healthy District Collaborative facilitated by the Florida Departments of Education and Health where they will be provided professional development, technical assistance, and information for resource/funding opportunities.