In the Spring of 2012, following 16 months of challenging and collaborative work by a dedicated group of community volunteers and Buffalo School District professionals and students, the BUFFALO BOARD of EDUCATION approved a comprehensive and updated District wide Wellness Policy. Phil Haberstro of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo ,a key volunteer leader of the policy writing team, noted that the work of policy implementation is the next phase of work that is currently being accomplished through the newly formed District Health Council, the Board and the community at large- The public may view the District wellness policy on the Board of Education Web Site or by contacting Sue Ventresca , the Buffalo School District's Director of Health Related Services. (716) 816-3098. The implementaion activites started with the formation of the District wide Health Council and included sub committes addressing the ten key components of the CDC 's Coordinated School Health model which is guiding the work. School based Wellness teams are currently being formed and trained in committee performance by the University of Buffalo School of management.