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WellStar Health System

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

AND

WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.

This agreement entered into on this 19th day of October, 2017 by and between the Cherokee County Board of Education, hereinafter referred to as the “School Board” and WellStar Health System, Inc., hereinafter referred to as “WellStar.”

WHEREAS, the School Board’s mission is to educate the emerging generation through learning environments designed to increase the performance of all students; and,

WHEREAS, one of the School Board’s Major System Priorities is to increase parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices that treat parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning and other public entities as true partners in the educational process, and

WHEREAS, WellStar’s mission is to exceed the expectations of our community by providing exceptional health services dedicated to personal service, quality and value, and

WHEREAS, WellStar expended $8,880 for clinical supplies and discretionary items in the 1998-1999 School Year, provided a $40,000 matching grant to fund software for classroom driving simulators, provided all elementary, middle and high schools with comprehensive first aid kits valued at $300 each, sponsored the Cherokee County Teacher of the Year Dinner in 1998, through 2004 and printed two Cherokee County School Health manuals for each of the Cherokee County school sites.

Now, therefore in consideration of the covenants and conditions set forth herein the parties agree as follows:

ARTICLE I
The parties agree that the foregoing recitals are true and correct and incorporated herein by reference

ARTICLE II
The School Board will:
1. Promote WellStar programs through existing communication channels, as permitted by School Board policy.

ARTICLE III
WellStar will:
1. Provide Dr. WellBee, WellStar’s Ambassador of WellBeeing,” to conduct presentations regarding safety, fitness, and health.

  1. School Health Program Presentation titles available for presentations for Grades K-5 include: Temper Tamers, Germ Quest, Poison Patrol, Just Eat It, Get Fit, and Wheel Wise. School Health Program Presentation titles available for presentations for 6th-8th grades include: Countdown2Drive, Good Food 4 Life and It’s Your Move.

  2. Accept all children/interested participants for participation within its programs without regard to their gender, race, political affiliation, age, national origin or handicapping condition or any other discrimination recognized and prohibited by State or Federal Law. Children/participants with handicaps must be provided all necessary levels of supervision and must be included within the activities of the partnering organization. As a result of this partnership agreement, WellStar must adhere to all local, State or Federal laws regarding education.

ARTICLE IV
The term of this contract is October 19, 2017 through October 19, 2018. This contract shall automatically renew for additional terms not to exceed five years unless either party notifies the other at least 60 days prior to renewal date.

ARTICLE V
This contract may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days written notice to the other party with or without cause. All notice of this contract shall be given to the Superintendent of Cherokee County Schools at PO Box 769, Canton, GA 30114, and WellStar Health System, Inc., 680 Church Street, Building 710, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060.