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Sarasota News Leader October 18, 2013 Page 23 classified as overweight, she noted. According to the September economic report prepared by Sarasota County finance staff, the school system has more than 5,500 employees. Carol Todd said. "I'm well aware of our insurance costs," she added, "but I think it's a larger [philosophical] discussion … I think I'm hearing more than what I feel comfortable with "The numbers keep going up," DuBose said in in our role, because we are a [kindergarten through 12th grade] school district." regard to overweight staff. However, two School Board members voiced "I agree with you," Chairwoman Jane Goodwin concerns about how intrusive they should be said. "There is a fine line as to what we can do or say." in the lives of employees. "I'm really struggling with the role of this dis- White responded that the district could trict with regard to the behaviors of adults," not afford to continue to do nothing about Wellness Coordinator Suzanne DuBose talks with School Board members on Oct. 15. Photo by Rachel Hackney

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