MERSD Wellness Advisory Committee

Posted by Heather Leonard on 2/29/2024

Today is the first meeting of the MERSD Wellness Advisory Committee. 

The Manchester Essex Regional Schools Wellness Advisory Committee is a group that includes caregivers, teachers, school staff, students, and/or members of the community. This group will focus on a holistic approach to wellness that includes but is not limited to:

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Physical Health and Nutrition
  • Mental Health
  • Comprehensive Health and Physical Education instruction

The committee will focus on the health and well-being of everyone in schools, assessing wellness policies and practices, setting and monitoring goals, and identifying and completing action items. Based on Massachusetts mandates (105 CMR 215.000), the wellness advisory committee must meet at least 4 times per year (or quarterly) and meeting minutes and agendas will be made available to the public. During the 2024 year, the committee will meet February 29, May 9, October 3, and December 12 at 3:30pm. The committee will provide updates to both the superintendent and the school committee on goals and objectives.

More information will be shared with the broader community as the committee continues to work!