7252 - Employee Wellness Program ## Employee Wellness Program

The Avery County Board of Education recognizes the importance of employees maintaining physical health in order to provide optimal educational opportunities for students. The board further recognizes that employee wellness is related to an employee’s physical well-being, emotional well-being and ability to perform his/her job duties. Administrators, teachers, food service personnel, students, parents/guardians and community members will be encouraged to serve as positive role models to promote student wellness.

Employees may participate in a wellness activity to include walking, exercise classes or participation at a wellness center for 30 minutes 3 times per week beginning at 3:00 p.m. The activity cannot conflict with faculty meetings, workshops, or other duties assigned by the administration. The activity must be approved by the school administrator/supervisor.

Cross Reference: Policy 6140 Student Wellness

Adopted: 2008-11-03