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Local law enforcement agencies are actively assisting the Safe Schools Department with its initiative, tactical site surveys. This initiative gives Lake County School District officials a better understanding of potential security vulnerabilities.

Officials pause for a moment before conducting a tactical site survey at Clermont Elementary. Present for the exercise were (left to right) Clermont Police Lt. Mike McMaster, Chief Chuck Broadway, Clermont Elementary Principal Cleamstine Caple, Schools Security Manager Reggie Young, Lt. Jim Loughnan and Capt. Jon Johnson.

Officials pause for a moment before conducting a tactical site survey at Clermont Elementary. Present for the exercise were (left to right) Clermont Police Lt. Mike McMaster, Chief Chuck Broadway, Clermont Elementary Principal Cleamstine Caple, Schools Security Manager Reggie Young, Lt. Jim Loughnan and Capt. Jon Johnson.

During the tactical site surveys officers along with a team consisting of personnel from multiple District departments — Maintenance, Facilities, Risk Management and Safe Schools — tour the school inspecting each classroom as well as the surrounding grounds and immediate neighborhood. The team’s survey helps Lake County Schools identify potential threats and corrective actions that can reduce or mitigate the risk of different threats, such as vandalism or a school shooting.

At Cypress Ridge Elementary (left to right) Clermont Police Capt. Jon Johnson, Lt. Jim Loughnan, Principal Dr. Kathy Cantwell, Sgt. Brent Joyner, Schools Security Manager Reggie Young and Lt. Mike McMaster conducted the tactical site survey.

At Cypress Ridge Elementary (left to right) Clermont Police Capt. Jon Johnson, Lt. Jim Loughnan, Principal Dr. Kathy Cantwell, Sgt. Brent Joyner, Schools Security Manager Reggie Young and Lt. Mike McMaster conducted the tactical site survey.

“Schools are among the safest places for our children and youth, yet predicting and preventing violence on campus remains a serious concern,” said Reggie Young, Security Manager for Lake County Schools. “The tactical site surveys are part of a larger security process to reinforce the District’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The ultimate goal is to meet and exceed the standards as set forth by Florida Department of Education policies.”

Last month a leadership team from the Clermont Police Department along with the District’s team toured the campuses of Clermont Elementary and Cypress Ridge Elementary. While walking the campus, the team of school officials and Clermont Police used a standardized checklist to notate findings and recommendations.

According to the Safe Schools Department, the focus for securing Lake County Schools is deterrence, detection, delay, response, recovery and re-evaluation. The tactical site surveys assist in accomplishing many of these goals. In addition, the opportunity for law enforcement to meet with their local school principals helps to increase the communication and collaboration between the School District and local law enforcement.

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Lake County Schools officially opened its newest employee Health & Wellness Center last month at 1908 Center St. in Leesburg.

Officials from Lake County Schools (LCS) and CareHere Crowne officially opened the new Health & Wellness Center in Leesburg. Present for the ribbon cutting were (left to right): Carol MacLeod, LCS Chief Financial Officer; John Davis, LCS Chief of Operations; Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Schools, Ray Tomlinson, Vice President of Florida Operations, CareHere; School Board Member Rosanne Brandeburg; Christina Mayhew, RN, LHRM, Director of Clinical Operations, CareHere; Lauren DeRidder, LCS Risk Manager; and Rumyana Atanasova, MD, CareHere.

Officials from Lake County Schools (LCS) and CareHere Crowne officially opened the new Health & Wellness Center in Leesburg. Present for the ribbon cutting were (left to right): Carol MacLeod, LCS Chief Financial Officer; John Davis, LCS Chief of Operations; Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Schools, Ray Tomlinson, Vice President of Florida Operations, CareHere; School Board Member Rosanne Brandeburg; Christina Mayhew, RN, LHRM, Director of Clinical Operations, CareHere; Lauren DeRidder, LCS Risk Manager; and Rumyana Atanasova, MD, CareHere.

The largest of the three facilities, the Health & Wellness Center in Leesburg features nearly 2,600 square feet of space. Opening with four exam rooms, the facility has room to expand to as many as eight exam rooms with an x-ray room. Lake County Schools previously opened Employee Health & Wellness Centers in Eustis in 2011 and in Clermont in 2012.

“This has been long time coming and it is serving all our employees in such a helpful and healthy manner,” said Dr. Susan Moxley, Superintendent of Lake County Schools.

The Health & Wellness Centers are a no-cost alternative for employees, retirees and dependents that are covered by the District’s health insurance plan. Lake County Schools’ Employee Health & Wellness Centers do not replace the District’s health insurance of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, but provide another option for employees.

The centers focus on wellness initiatives, including providing employee’s health risk assessments, which is a short health examination that indicates a patient’s risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. It helps an individual understand where he or she should take action to improve his or her health. Other services available at the centers include primary care type services, including chronic disease management, medications, lab work and health & nutrition coaching.

The new design for the Health & Wellness Center was built in Leesburg by Southeast Modular Manufacturing. CareHere Crowne provides medical services at the health & wellness centers. The Leesburg center is staffed with a physician, a nurse and two medical assistants. According to officials from CareHere Crowne, the design with core operations in the middle with exam rooms around the perimeter of a circular hallway may likely be a model for other employee health and wellness centers in the state.

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The Lake County School Board is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. for the District’s new Employee Health & Wellness Center, located at 1908 Center St. in Leesburg.

The new facility is a no-cost alternative for employees, retirees and dependents that are covered by the District’s health insurance plan. Lake County Schools Employee Health & Wellness Center does not replace the District’s health insurance of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, but provides another option for employees.

Lake County Schools previously opened Employee Health & Wellness Centers in Eustis in 2011 and in Clermont in 2012. The centers focus on wellness initiatives, including providing employee’s health risk assessments, which is a short health examination that indicates a patient’s risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. It helps an individual understand where he or she should take action to improve his or her health. Other services available at the centers include primary care type services, including chronic disease management, medications, lab work and health & nutrition coaching.

The centers are staffed by a physician and other supporting medical staff. The Lake County School Board approved a contract with CareHere Crowne to provide medical services at the health & wellness centers.

The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lake County Schools Employee Health & Wellness Center. After the ceremony, the public is invited to tour the new modular building for the employee wellness & health center, which was built in Leesburg by Southeast Modular Manufacturing.

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Healthcare and wellness services for employees of Lake County Schools doubled overnight.

The Lake County School Board, joined by representatives from the community and CareHere, officially opened the District’s new Employee Health & Wellness Center on U.S. Highway 27, near State Road 19. Located in the front offices of the District’s new transportation center at 20265 U.S. Highway 27 North, the Employee Health & Wellness Center is about 2,000 total square feet with a reception lobby, records room, offices and three exam rooms.

“I’d like to thank District staff and CareHere for helping to get this facility up and running to provide our employees with an option to have medical care,” said School Board Chair Rosanne Brandeburg.

Lake County Schools opened its first Employee Health & Wellness Center a year ago in Eustis. The Lake County Schools’ Health & Wellness Centers are a no-cost alternative for employees, retirees and dependents that are covered by the District’s health insurance plan. The centers do not replace the District’s health insurance of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, but it is another option for employees.

 “The office in Eustis is well used and I am most appreciative to be able to extend this program to South Lake,” said School Board Vice Chair Kyleen Fischer.

The centers focus on wellness initiatives, including providing employee’s health risk assessments, which is a short health examination that indicates a patient’s risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. Other services available at the center include primary care type services, including chronic disease management, medications, lab work and health & nutrition coaching. The Clermont location will also be equipped with digital x-ray equipment.

The centers are staffed by a physician and other supporting medical staff and wellness team, including a registered nurse, registered dietician, tobacco cessation coach, exercise coach and behavioral health coach. The Lake County School Board approved a contract with CareHere Crowne, LLC on May 9, 2011, to provide medical services at the health & wellness centers. A third location is scheduled to open later this fall in Leesburg.

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The Lake County School Board is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. for the District’s new Employee Health & Wellness Center, located at 20265 U.S. Highway 27, Clermont.

The new facility is the second health & wellness center for the District. The first location opened in August 2011 at 1910 Titcomb St. in Eustis

 The Lake County Schools’ Health & Wellness Centers are a no-cost alternative for employees, retirees and dependents that are covered by the District’s health insurance plan. The centers do not replace the District’s health insurance of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, but it is another option for employees.

The centers focus on wellness initiatives, including providing employee’s health risk assessments, which is a short health examination that indicates a patient’s risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. It helps an individual understand where he or she should take action to improve his or her health. Other services available at the center include primary care type services, including chronic disease management, medications, lab work and health & nutrition coaching. The Clermont location will also be equipped with digital x-ray equipment.

The centers are staffed by a physician and other supporting medical staff. The Lake County School Board approved a contract with CareHere Crowne, LLC on May 9, 2011, to provide medical services at the health & wellness centers. A third location is scheduled to open later this fall in Leesburg.

In addition to improving the wellness of employees, centers help the District contain rising insurance costs. The Employee Health & Wellness Centers are also used for pre-employment physicals and drug testing.

The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Employee Health & Wellness Center. After the ceremony, the public is invited to tour the facility.

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Lake County Schools will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, to observe Veterans Day. The administration offices of Lake County Schools will also be closed on Nov. 11.

To view a complete holiday calendar for Lake County Schools, log on to http://www.lake.k12.fl.us or visit Lake County Schools District Office, located at 201 W. Burleigh Blvd. in Tavares.

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The Lake County School Board is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 12 p.m. for the District’s new Employee Health & Wellness Center, located at 1910 Titcomb St., Eustis.

The new facility is a no-cost alternative for employees, retirees and dependents that are covered by the District’s health insurance plan. Lake County Schools Employee Health & Wellness Center does not replace the District’s health insurance of Blue Cross & Blue Shield, but it is another option for employees.

The center will focus on wellness initiatives, including providing employee’s health risk assessments, which is a short health examination that indicates a patient’s risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. It helps an individual understand where he or she should take action to improve his or her health. Other services available at the center include primary care type services, including chronic disease management, medications, lab work and health & nutrition coaching.

“Undiagnosed medical conditions, such as high cholesterol and diabetes, if caught early can result in a healthier workforce,” said Carol MacLeod, Chief Financial Officer for Lake County Schools. “Obviously, a healthier workforce is good on many levels.”

The center will be staffed by a physician and other supporting medical staff. The Lake County School Board approved a contract with CareHere Crowne, LLC on May 9 to provide medical services at the health & wellness center. The District plans to open a second center at the start of next year in South Lake County.

In addition to improving the wellness of employees, the center will help the District contain rising insurance costs. The Employee Health & Wellness Center will also be used for pre-employment physicals and drug testing. Employee orientation meetings are currently being scheduled to acquaint the staff on what services are to be offered and how to access these services.

The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Lake County Schools Employee Health & Wellness Center. After the ceremony, the public is invited to tour the new modular building for the employee wellness & health center, which was built in Leesburg by Southeast Modular Manufacturing. The Educational Foundation of Lake County is presenting the event in conjunction with CareHere Crowne.

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