KCKPS Employees to Receive Garmin® vivofit® 3 Activity Trackers

December 13, 2017


Contact: Melissa Fears, Director of Communications and Marketing (913) 279-2225

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Kansas City, KS, – Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is pleased to announce that every school district employee will receive a Garmin® vivofit® 3 activity tracker thanks to the generosity of BenefitsDirect, the Clay Blair Family Foundation, CBIZ and Guardian.  This gift to employees was made possible by another great corporate friend, Garmin, who worked with the Clay Blair Family Foundation and the district’s healthcare partners to make this special purchase possible.

The first distribution of activity trackers to KCKPS employees will be to Wyandotte High School staff during a special event being held at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 in the Social Hall of the high school located at 2501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The event will include remarks by the following:

  • Mary Stewart, principal of Wyandotte High School
  • Clay and Janet Blair of the Clay Blair Family Foundation
  • Jeff Stoppel, vice president at BenefitsDirect
  • Dave Krull, consultant at CBIZ Employee Services Organization
  • Dustin Nye, key account manager at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Haley Prophet, senior wellbeing specialist at Garmin
  • Cynthia Lane, superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

Immediately following the remarks, the activity trackers will be distributed to school district staff at Wyandotte. The activity trackers will be distributed to all other school district staff throughout the weeks of December 11 and December 18.

“We are extremely grateful to the Clay Blair Family Foundation, BenefitsDirect, CBIZ, Guardian and Garmin for these special gifts of generosity to all of our employees,” said Dr. Lane.

About Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools: The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22,000 students. With a Head Start program, three preschools, 30 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 5 high schools, the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 75 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students, the district employs more than 3,800 staff, including more than 1,600 teachers. The vision of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the “Top 10 School Districts in the Nation.” Our goal is that "Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, performance is on track and on time for success." To help our students achieve this goal, the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+. Learn more at kcksps.org.

About BenefitsDirect: Headquartered in Kansas City, BenefitsDirect offers a new approach to employee benefits by examining the overall needs of your workforce and devising a Voluntary Benefits product suite that provides opportunities for maximum coverage and satisfaction. This framework brings multiple elements together and presents more comprehensive protection. Voluntary benefit offerings compliment employer health plans in a manner similar to the way Medicare supplemental plans mesh with Medicare.

About the Clay Blair Family Foundation: The foundation was created to support education.

About CBIZ: With more than 100 offices and 4,600 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and benefits and insurance services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. 

About Garmin: Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and vívofit are registered trademarks.

About Guardian: The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) is a Fortune 250 global financial services company that is committed to being the trusted partner delivering financial security how, when and where clients prefer. Guardian is one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a leading provider of employee benefits and offerings range from life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, and investments to dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. The company has approximately 8,800 employees and a network of more than 2,750 financial representatives in 58 agencies nationwide.