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Wellness Committee Overview

Meetings will be virtual per AB 361

To watch the meeting live stream join the Google Meet in the posted Agenda(s). Please mute and turn off your camera if you are just watching.

To provide public comments join the Google Meet in the posted Agenda(s). "Raise Hand" during Public Comment time. Comments will be accepted the first 15 minutes of the meeting. 

Other feedback please contact - add "Wellness" to subject line - Thank You

All participants should act civil and appropriate for a public meeting. All meetings are recorded and a chat transcript is saved. The Committee respects the right of the public to comment on Committee matters. Employees who are defamed by public comment may be entitled to pursue legal action against those who engage in such comments. 


  • Brown Act flexibility extended by AB 361.
  • Provides flexibility (but does not require) to meet remotely or virtually through January 1, 2024.
  • AB 361 provides school district’s Committees with the ability to meet remotely during proclaimed gubernatorial state of emergency that remains active.
  • A real time online destination like a publicly accessible Google Meet stream - video conference (live streaming) is required for each remote meeting.
  • AB 361 requires that public comment be made during the meeting. Comment can include video conference or internet-based service options. This does not prohibit communication (feedback) from being sent in writing advance of the meeting.
  • All votes must be made by rollcall - it is suggested to use the chat feature and each voting member type Y, N or Abstain during the vote to record name and vote.
  • Update 2/9/22: Board of Education now reaffirms remote meeting(s) for ALL Committees. No Committee level votes are needed or no Special Meetings beyond 30 days.
  • If Google Meet live stream and/or public comment time is disrupted, the Committee cannot take any further action on any agenda until the technical issue is resolved.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, individuals who require appropriate alternative modification of the agenda or accommodations in order to observe or participate in Committee meetings are invited to contact - add "Accommodation" to subject line - immediately after the meeting has been posted. Every effort will be made to accommodate your requests.


To recognize the link between student health and learning, to collaborate with District and community
partners that promote healthy eating, physical activity and mental health wellness.


The Wellness Committee will research, collaborate and provide guidance to the district regarding health
literacy through health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, psychological
and counseling services.


Meeting Dates 2021 - 22:

9/13/2021 at 6:00 p.m. Procedural only - non quorum meeting

10/12/2021 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Video | Minutes

11/9/2021 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Video

12/14/2021 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda

1/25/2022 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Video

2/22/2022 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda

3/22/2022 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda

4/26/2022 at 6:00 p.m. - Cancelled

Committee Bylaws

Board Policy: Student Wellness BP 5030 | AR 5030

Wellness Committee Members
Name Membership Attendance Area
Elena Vinogradov Parent American
Bhavjot Kaur Parent Irvington
Aline Ekmekji Parent Kennedy
Linda Min Parent Mission San Jose
Erika Costanzo Parent Washington
Malarvishi Palaniappan Member at Large District-wide
Ananya Garg Student American
Emyr Ortiz Student American
Eunice Zhang Student COIL
Anika Khurana Student Irvington
Geetika Mahajan Student Irvington
Aria Lakhmani Student Mission San Jose
Gokul Ramapriyan Student Mission San Jose
Kenneth Ng Student Washington
Lara Panda Student Washington
Vivek Prasad Trustee District-wide
Desrie Campbell Trustee District-wide
Greg Bailey District Staff District-wide
Anna Lague District Staff District-wide
Johannes Van Der Pool District Staff District-wide

Meeting Dates 2020 - 21:  (Zoom - Video-Telecon)

9/22/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Minutes

10/20/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Video | Minutes

11/10/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Minutes

1/19/2021 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Minutes

2/23/2021 at 6:00  p.m. Agenda | Minutes

3/23/2021 at 6:00  p.m. Agenda | Minutes

4/13/2021 at 6:00  p.m. Agenda | Minutes

Meeting Dates 2019 - 20:

1/13/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Minutes

2/24/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda

3/09/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Agenda | Minutes

4/06/2020 at 6:00 p.m. Cancelled

5/18/2020 at 6:00  p.m. Agenda  (Shelter In Place)