Building Healthy Communities

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Building Healthy Communities

  1. 1. Title: Building Healthy Communities in the 21st Century Description: The story of how Cashton Public Schools, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers, and the Village of Cashton joined forces to increase quality of life for the kids and families of the greater Cashton area. The session not only address the staffing, programming, and management of the health and wellness initiative, but also how the school board governed the project. Presenters: Dr. Bradford G. Saron, District Administrator of Cashton Public Schools Mari Freiberg, Executive Director of Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center
  2. 2. Introduction A Story of Leadership and Cooperation
  3. 3. Driver of Change
  4. 4. School Board Governance National School Board Association Key Work of School Boards
  5. 5. The Partners The V illage of Ca shton ity om mun fs C ls luf t on choo ni c B nter sh S Sce lth Ce Ca blic Hea Pu
  6. 6. 21st Century Learning Standards l ,F isca ss, iteracy arene l th L bal Aw Hea , Glo cy y rac ivic L itera Lite C
  7. 7. Healthy People 2010 & 2020 Implementing efforts made in community settings to provide social support for increasing physical activity is based on strong evidence of their effectiveness in increasing physical activity and improving physical fitness among adults. The creation of or enhanced access to places for physical activity is based on strong evidence of their effectiveness in increasing physical activity and improving physical fitness.
  8. 8. Patients with Exercise Status
  9. 9. Patients with Regular Exercise
  10. 10. Mutual Obstacles
  11. 11. School Board Governance National School Board Association Key Work of School Boards •School Board’s Idea •Misalignment •Assign the Expectations
  12. 12. Our Opportunity • Three entities in one, rural community sharing a single goal of improving the health of community members is ground-breaking. • By bringing together community leaders, we set the standard for how our Village implements community-wide programs aimed at addressing overall health improvement.
  13. 13. The Partnership Cashton Public Schools Health Literacy for Kids, Families, Staff SBCHC Better Awareness and Able to Access School Facilities, Village of Cashton Able to Better Implement Recreation for Preventative Programming Residents Better Quality of Life
  14. 14. Intergovernmental Agreement INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CASHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE VILLAGE OF CASHTON RE: PURCHASE OF DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES AND WELLNESS. This is an Agreement by and among the School Board of the Cashton School District and the Village of Cashton. The School Board of the Cashton School District has agreed to allow the Village of Cashton to purchase director of activities and wellness services from the Cashton School District, as set forth below, pursuant to Section 66.0301 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Each participating governmental entity, pursuant to Section 66.0301, Wis. Stat., and a resolution authorizing participation adopted by its school board and village board, agrees to the following: I. Purpose The participating governmental entities intend to allow the Village of Cashton to purchase director of activities and wellness services from the Cashton School District. II. Plan of Operation A. Description of Duties: The Director of Activities and Wellness Services under contract with the Cashton School District will perform duties related to the provision and coordination of activities and wellness services, as set forth in the administrative contract dated, for both the Village of Cashton and the Cashton School District. The Director of Activities and Wellness Services employment contract year, shall be considered as twelve months running from July 1, to June 30, and shall contain two hundred and sixty (260) working days.
  15. 15. School Comm unity D •Overall Game Management irecto ro •Scheduling Referees Wellne f Activities •Scheduling Transportation ss and •Rescheduling Games •Managing the Facilities Calendar Clinic •Managing Supplies/Equip •Planning/Execution of •Communicating with Athletic Community Events Staff/Parents/Students •Expand Recreation Director Opportunities Village (Seniors/Adults) •Coaching/Game Management •Managing Volunteers •Scheduling Competitions •Research/Writing Grants •Scheduling Transportation •Communicating with •Rescheduling Games Summer Community Community •Managing Parent •Volunteers Rec. Wellness •Managing Supplies/ Equip Coll Director Director abo •Communicating with Tran ration, Wel s Staff/Parents/Students lnes ition, Com s fo mun rA Com icati ll, mun on, ity!
  16. 16. Job Description N I PTIO DES JOB SCR BLIC C B DE N PU VIL RIPTI JO O ITIES LAG ON CA SHT S FACIL ETIC CAS E O OOL T/ATHL THO F SCH VEN SUM N AND E OR REC ME REA R T DI REC DIR T ECT ION OR N JOB DESCRIPTIO Y T COMMUNI CASHTON IRECTOR D SERVICES
  17. 17. Funding Structure Cashton Area Community Services Director Costing Organizaiton Salary FICA Retirement LTD Total Cashton Public Schools Percent of Total Salary Percent in Each Fund Athletic Director $ 7,500.00 $ 573.75 $ - $ - $ 8,073.75 Summer Rec Director $ 1,000.00 $ 76.50 $ - $ - $ 1,076.50 34.69% 30.61% Fund 10 Village of Cashton Summer Rec Director $ 1,000.00 $ 76.50 $ - $ - $ 1,076.50 4.08% 69.39% Fund 80 Scenic Bluffs Community Services Director $ 15,000.00 $ 1,147.50 $ - $ - $ 16,147.50 61.22% Totals $ 24,500.00 $ 1,874.25 $ - $ - $ 26,374.25 100.00% 100.00% Salary Benefits $ 24,500.00 $ 1,874.25 $ 26,374.25
  18. 18. School Board Governance National School Board Association Key Work of School Boards •Hold Accountable to Vision and Purpose •Ensure Alignment to Policies •Monitor Climate
  19. 19. Yes, We actually have some!
  20. 20. Community Needs Assessment
  21. 21. Access and Opportunities: An Inclusive Approach Expanded Summer Recreation for Kids Cardio Fitness Family Oriented Events Classes for with a Focus Adults on Wellness Wellness for All! Guide/Organize Deeper Access Resources to School Facilities For All and Equipment Fitness Programming for Seniors
  22. 22. Scheduled Activities: •Cardio Lab Hours •Walking Program •Senior Exercise Program •Adults Only Open Gym
  23. 23. Zumba (& Step Aerobics) Where: Cashton Elementary Cafeteria When: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM Starting March 2, 2009 for 8 weeks until April 22, 2009 Cost: $30/person for the entire 8 week session Register at the Cashton High School Office DATES: May 11th to June 15th (no class May 25th) TIMES: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM LOCATION: Cashton High School Gymnasium FEE: $15 DATES: June 29th to August 19th TIMES: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30-6:30PM LOCATION: Cashton High School Gymnasium FEE: $30
  24. 24. Let’s Dance!
  25. 25. Activities for Seniors
  26. 26. Access and Opportunities Senior Exe rcise Class Living Well w ith Chronic C onditions ogram Walk ing Pr Senior Adult Open Gym CPR Training hts Sand Vo Nig lleyball L ily eague Fam Kid’s Health Month
  27. 27. Family Oriented Activities
  28. 28. Expanded Summer Recreation! • Free Family Field Trips • Expanded T-Ball, Schedule, Age, and Programming • Expanded 8 and Under for Softball and Baseball, Schedule and Programming • Expanded Team-Oriented Activities
  29. 29. Guide to Recreation and Resources
  30. 30. School Board Governance National School Board Association Key Work of School Boards •Support Leadership Needed for Continuous Improvement •Encourage Cooperation
  31. 31. Action in Tandem The Carol M. White PEP Grant
  32. 32. Action in Tandem, cont. 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant July 18th 11:15am-3:45pm Youth Outdoor Fest at Pettibone Park, La Crosse This free fest will be an activity-filled day designated for families. There will be demonstrations, entertainment, hand-outs, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, and hiking. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic or bring lunch money to purchase drinks and chips in addition to a free hot dog provided by the fest. The bus will leave from Cashton Park at 11:15am and return approximately 3:45pm July 29th 6:30pm-10:00pm Music in the Park at Riverside Park, La Crosse A concert titled, Tribute to Sousa, conducted by Tammy Fisher will be preformed, starting at 7:30pm. In addition to the free music concert, families can take a stroll through the Rotary International Gardens and enjoy sitting along the Mississippi river. If it is raining the concert will be held at Lincoln Middle School. The bus will leave from Cashton Park at 6:30pm and will return immediately following the concert. August 30th 4:45-8:15 Onalaska Aquatics Center The entire water park will be reserved for Cashton families to enjoy free of charge from 5:30-7:30pm. The aquatics center includes an 8,500 square foot zero depth pool, six lap lanes, two 250 foot runout slides, one drop slide, sand play area, kiddie play area, and concession stand. Families are encouraged to pack a picnic or bring money for the concession stand. The bus will leave from Cashton Park at 4:45pm and return about 8:15pm. Space is limited!!!. REGISTRATION IS FREE!!! Simply call or email me and let me know how many members of your family will be attending each event so that buses can be scheduled.
  33. 33. Action in Tandem, cont. Expanded Summer School Outdoor Wilderness Come join the fun and opportunity to explore and learn more about the popular outdoor adventures that help us keep in touch with nature. Activities throughout the week will include challenging hikes, biking on the Sparta/Elroy trail, fishing at Goose Island, and exploring the educational woodland area of the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Track and Field Students will learn all skills of all components of track and field during this two week session. Events will include shot put, long jump, high jump, sprints, hurdles and distances for 5th and 6th graders. Softball toss, standing broad jump, high jump, sprints, hurdle jump and distances will be the events for 3rd and 4th graders. All students will be given instruction in all these areas, days to practice each event. The last day of the session will include a track meet for all participants. Etc. FITNESS & WEIGHT TRAINING Learn the basics of lifting weights and methods of increasing cardio vascular fitness. Students will learn proper weight lifting techniques, follow workout schedules, utilize technology to assess progress, and develop life-long habits that include cardiovascular exercise and weight training. Tennis During the two week session, students will learn fundamentals of tennis, including forehand, backhand, serving, and volleying. They will also learn rules of tennis. Each student will get an opportunity to play both singles and doubles, as well as officiate in a round robin tournament at the end of the session. 9-12 Personal Fitness (credit course) This class will include weight training programs as well as days of cardiovascular training, plyometrics, Tae Bo, and daily abdominal workouts. This is a great class for those who are physically healthy or those who hope to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
  34. 34. A Story of Leadership and Cooperation Cashton Public Schools Health Literacy for Kids, Families, Staff SBCHC Better Healthcare Able to Access School Facilities, Village of Cashton and Able to Better Implement Recreation Preventative Programming for Residents Better Quality of Life for the Kids, Families, Seniors, School Staff, and Employees who live or work in the Greater Cashton Area
  35. 35. Yet to Come . . . • Fee Schedule for Cardio Lab (Maintenance and Upkeep of Equip, Supervision) • Further Community Needs Assessments • Development of a 5K Run • Interfacing Physical Activity with Healthy Eating • Expansion of Disease Prevention and Awareness Programming
  36. 36. Difficulties • Custodians hate the mess! • Indirect costs (Lights, Electricity for Equipment, Paper Products, Additional Cleaning) • “Some of the people are happy some of the time . . .”
  37. 37. Questions?

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