Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council or committee that includes students, educators, school and physical education personnel, parents, administrators, and one of the district nurses. If you are interested in becoming involved with the work of updating, implementing, evaluating Putnam County Charter School System's Wellness Policy, please email Abdul K. Lindsay, School Nutrition Director at Abdul_Lindsay@putnam.k12.ga.us or call at (706) 485-5381. 


Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.


Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness


Wellness Policy Evaluation Report

Applicable Federal law requires that all implemented local wellness policies be evaluated and the results made accessible to the public and/or stakeholders. Putnam County Charter School System's Wellness Policy Evaluation Report was presented to the Board of Education on Monday, June 12, 2017 through Superintendent Eric Arena. The aforementioned report is located at the following hyperlink: Putnam County Charter School System's Wellness Evaluation Report.


*Superintendent's Wellness Committee Members

  1. Abdul K. Lindsay (Superintendent Designee-Chair-School Nutrition Director)
  2. Derrick Austin (Assistant Superintendent-Putnam County Charter School System)
  3. Shaykele Hosley (Assistant Principal-Middle School)
  4. Deborah Buckner (School Nutrition Manager-Middle School)
  5. Grayson Huskins (Physical Education Teacher-Middle School)
  6. Dr. Fanicia Harris (Assistant Principal-High School)
  7. Teena Carr (School Nutrition Manager-High School)
  8. Sincere Hill (Student-High School)
  9. Jenna Clarie Brooks (Student-High School)
  10. Dawn Wicker (Physical Education Teacher-Primary)
  11. Amy Butler (Special Education Teacher & Garden Club-Primary School)
  12. Keith Ellenberg (Technology Director & CEO CTAE-Putnam County Charter School System)
  13. Charlotte Griffin (Data Coordinator-Putnam County Charter School System)

*Superintendent Eric Arena is a standing Committee member.