At the October 6th School Board meeting, Hernando County School District was recognized as a Florida Healthy School District by representatives from Florida Healthy Kids. Awarded to school districts that strive to, “… reduce and eliminate barriers to learning and support academic achievement,” Hernando earned the Bronze level distinction based on the scores from the Florida Healthy School District Self-Assessment.

Earning its highest marks in the categories of Physical Education, Health Services, and Employee Wellness the district has made a commitment to improving the well-being of students and staff.

Hernando is one of 16 districts to be honored this year for efforts in optimizing resources in order to meet the health needs of students and staff.

“We recognize the links between healthy living and academic achievement, especially during critical stages of child development. We have increased our efforts to help students and parents live healthier lives and to support healthy living through our community partnerships,” superintendent Dr. Lori Romano said.