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25 years ago: USD 497 underwrites wellness program for employees

September 21, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Sept. 21, 1986:

  • Yesterday had marked the halfway point in the 1986 Kansas governor's race. The hardest work still lay ahead for the campaigns of Democratic Lt. Gov. Tom Docking and Republican Speaker Mike Hayden, who had reached the point midway between the Aug. 5 primary election and the Nov. 4 general election.
  • Lawrence school officials were predicting a connection between employee wellness and productivity. To that end, the district had begun to absorb the costs of aerobics classes, competitive volleyball and open swimming for its employees, as well as offering reduced rates for wellness programs. Kansas University professor V. K. Narayanan said that the district's approach to the wellness needs of its employees was "an enlightened one."

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