In collaboration with the Municipal side of our town government, the Lexington Public Schools has adopted a system-wide employee wellness program that has been in operation since 2012.
Research demonstrates that wellness programs increase employee morale and productivity, reduce work-related stress and employee absenteeism, and create a work environment that promotes the overall physical and mental well-being of employees. As a result, employees tend to lead healthier life-styles and perform at higher levels in their jobs, while employers gain a greater opportunity to control the rate of growth of health insurance costs.
Lexington’s Employee Wellness Program is designed to promote a wide-range of voluntary activities that are aligned with our employee’s interests as well as their health and medical needs. Program participants have the opportunity to engage in organized wellness activities such as utilizing our three fitness centers, attending nutrition programs, enrolling in wellness course offerings through the Wellness Partnership and the Community Education Program, and participating in health screening programs. Each school will have its own Wellness Champion to encourage and promote site-based participation in the program.