State law requires wellness program for school staff.
200-RICR-20-10-1.4.2 Accountable Operational Systems
(2) Each LEA shall develop and implement policies and protocols that promote the health of school employees to support their overall well-being and their performance as educators and role models, including, as necessary, wellness programs, employee assistance programs, referral systems, and/or other services or supports as may be needed to help school staff maintain healthy lifestyles.
Rhode Island School District Health and Wellness Subcommittees: A Progress Report
"Thrive will continue to support the work of the District Health and Wellness Subcommittees by... linking the school staff wellness activities with the statewide Governor’s Wellness Initiative."
State of Rhode Island General Laws § 16-2-9. General powers and duties of school committees.
(a) The entire care, control, and management of all public school interests of the several cities and towns shall be vested in the school committees of the several cities and towns. School committees shall have, in addition to those enumerated in this title, the following powers and duties:
- (24) To address the health and wellness of students and employees.