The Encinitas Union School District was honored by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) as a recipient of the 2015 Magna Award for its Health and Wellness Program at their Annual Education Conference held in Nashville Tennessee on March 21-23, 2015.
EUSD was selected as a 2015 Magna Award winner, in the 5,000 – 20,000 enrollment category, by a panel of independent judges. The Magna Awards is a national recognition program co-sponsored by American School Board Journal, the National School Boards Association, and Sodexo that honors school board best practices and innovative programs that advance student learning. The Magna Awards panel of independent judges reviews programs that showcase school district leadership, creativity, and commitment to student achievement. Magna nominations are judged according to three enrollment categories (under 5,000 enrollment; 5,000-20,000 enrollment; and over 20,000 enrollment).
2015 Magna Winners are recognized in the American School Board Journal, which is published online. The EUSD Health and Wellness Program is highlighted on page 48.
EUSD is committed to engaging all students and connecting learners through purpose, passion, empowerment, and play. The EUSD Health and Wellness program, through a generous grant from the Sonima Foundation, aims to support students through a variety of interconnected activities.
Superintendent Dr. Timothy Baird expressed his appreciation of NSBA’s recognition, saying “EUSD’s commitment to the health and wellness of its students is evidenced by the success of the program.”
A recognized Live Well San Diego partner since June 2013, EUSD is a leader in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Health and Wellness Program as well as green efforts. Recently, EUSD received a Golden Bell award for its Health and Wellness Program from the California School Boards Association and was named a National Green Ribbon School District by the U.S. Department of Education.