Live Well Schools focuses on Chronic Absenteeism, Wellness Policies, and LCAPs (school budgets) as indicators of what schools are doing to address student wellness. Through these efforts we can positively impact health, academic success, and social emotional wellness for all students.
Connection between Health and Academic Success
Good health contributes to success in school. For example, regular physical activity is associated with higher levels of academic performance, attendance, and graduation rates.
Social and Emotional Wellness
Live Well Schools gathers information about school wellness from school district superintendents and continues to make building relationships between schools and behavioral health providers a top priority.
The Live Well Schools Model Local School Wellness Policy includes language on social and emotional wellness, emphasizing the importance of investing in funding for behavioral and mental health supports for students.
The Live Well Schools Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) analysis includes data and trends on district investments in social and emotional support including school connectedness, school counseling and staff professional development for mental health.