October 18, 2017
Wellness Policy update
am writing to provide you with helpful information regarding the City
School District of Albany’s Wellness Policy, which seeks to
create an environment where healthy eating
and physical activity are encouraged for
all of our 9,600 students.
Our Wellness Policy was developed
in 2006 and revised in 2015. The
Board of Education now is in the process of reviewing and updating it.
The board’s Policy Committee is scheduled to discuss the Wellness
Policy at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8.
The meeting will be held at the Harriet Gibbons Student Services
Center, 75 Watervliet Ave., at 5:30 p.m.
The public is welcome to attend.
Please note that the Policy Committee also has a meeting
scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23; the Wellness Policy will not be discussed
at that time.
While the board is
working through that process, please note that the implementation of any
recent changes to our policy that have been communicated will not occur.
We will await the outcome of the board’s policy review and
provide additional guidance then.
We anticipate that the board will adopt
an updated Wellness Policy later this school year.
read the entire Wellness Policy in our
Click on the Policies section; the Wellness
Policy is 5405 in the Student Policies 5000 series.
Please review the policy at home
and talk with your students about the importance of making healthy
choices and being active. I
encourage you to talk with your principal if you have questions about
any aspect of our Wellness Policy. You
also can click here
to download this letter. Thank you for your assistance.
Yours in education,
Kaweeda G. Adams
Superintendent of Schools