To get school staff active, GV district starts million-step challenge |

To get school staff active, GV district starts million-step challenge

Every step counts for Grass Valley School District employees, who started today’s staff development day with a presentation on healthy eating and a million-step challenge.

A $3,500 grant from Auburn-based Schools Insurance Group supplied pedometers for about 200 teachers and staff members, who are trying to log 1 million steps by April 11. If everyone participates, the workload will only be about 2.5 miles per person.

“It’s just a really positive thing to motivate teachers,” said Superintendent Jon Byerrum. “For the insurance company, it makes sense for them to have a healthy staff.”

For more on the story, see Saturday’s edition of The Union.

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