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Health and Education: Equally Important to Success


The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) to provide a comprehensive framework for supporting student health and academic achievement. This holistic approach to student wellness recognizes that public health and education have equally important roles in ensuring students are equipped for success. WSCC is comprised of 10 components that include creating healthy environments and supporting student social and emotional development. The WSCC model provides an excellent framework for developing comprehensive Local School Wellness Policies and provides a framework to support implementation of Restorative Justice Practices in our schools.