The Raytown School District has once again received the Platinum 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 District also received the Platinum certification in 2017.
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 Platinum certification is the top level of achievement. The District is one of only seven school districts from around the Kansas City area to be Healthy KC Platinum 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 $1.4 million to the budget and saved employees an estimated $240,000 in co-pays.
In addition to the Healthy KC Platinum designation, the Raytown School District was recently named as one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America by Springbuk®.
For more information about Healthy KC Platinum certification, visit: http://www.kcchamber.com/News-Room/Chamber-News/KC-Chamber-Honors-Healthy-KC-Champions.aspx.