Raytown School District recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in Kansas City
The Raytown School District is recognized as one of the Healthiest Employers in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal. For the fourth year in a row, the District was selected as one of five honorees in the 500-1499 employee category.
Honorees are determined by an independent panel of experts from the Healthiest Employer LLC, which scores organizations in six categories: leadership commitment, communication and markets, foundational components, programming and interventions, strategic planning, and reporting and analysis.
“We are honored to once again be considered as one of the Healthiest Employers in Kansas City.” Associate Superintendent of Operations Dr. Steve Shelton said. “We hope our efforts to improve the quality of life of our staff members through resources provided by the District will result in higher student achievement as well as the retention of high-performing staff members who are healthier and happier.”
The Raytown School District provides each employee, their spouse, and dependents under 18 a free membership to the Raytown Schools Wellness Center. Employees can also take advantage of the Raytown Schools Quality Care Clinic open to only employees and their families. The District also provides employees with wellness information and hosts challenges to motivate employees to make healthy decisions on a regular basis. Since the opening of the Raytown Schools Quality Care Clinic, the District has experienced a return on investment of over $2.6 million, which equates to $1.60 avoided for every $1 spent. Employees have saved an estimated $543,000 in out-of-pocket expenses by utilizing the Clinic.
The winner of each category will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on March 26, 2021.