May 6, 2019

J.O. Combs Unified School District Receives Silver Award for Healthy Arizona Work Site

SAN TAN VALLEY, ARIZ. - The J.O. Combs Unified School District, a longstanding K-12 district serving over 4,400 students in San Tan Valley and the surrounding community, is a proud recipient of the 2019 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) Silver Award, a recognition for Arizona businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families, and their community. Combs was recognized by the Arizona Department of Health Services at the Healthy Arizona Worksite Annual Event on May 1, 2019 for this accomplishment, in addition to being featured in statewide communications and listed on the HAWP website.
“As one of the largest employers in the San Tan Valley area, we have a longstanding history of providing the necessary tools for our employees to be informed, committed, engaged, and united in their efforts to build a high quality education environment for our students and community,” said Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Mark Duplissis. “Being recognized with this award is a proud moment to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of our team, and only reinforces our commitment and ability to positively impact the lives of our students and families."

The qualifications for the award include attending the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program training, developing a plan to improve employee health and safety, and supporting employee health through policy and systems changes.

HAWP is a public health initiative that has been developed through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. This statewide program provides Arizona employers with training, technical assistance, tools, and resources to design, implement, and evaluate worksite wellness initiatives. The Silver Award is HAWP’s third highest acknowledgement.

To learn more about employment opportunities with Combs, stop by the upcoming Summer Job Fair on Thursday, June 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Combs Traditional Academy, located at 37327 N Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140.

For more information about the J.O. Combs Unified School District, please visit or call (480) 987-5300.

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Kayla Fulmer, Director of Marketing & Community Relations
J.O. Combs Unified School District
O: (480) 987-5322 | M: (480) 252-4482
About J.O. Combs Unified School District
Located in San Tan Valley, Arizona, the J.O. Combs Unified School District is a community of learners collaborating to ensure maximum academic and social growth for all students. Combs utilizes research-based practices and strategies delivered by highly competent employees who are committed to excellence in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Through five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, Combs proudly serves over 4,400 students annually, offering a comprehensive college and career ready educational environment.
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