SHAC (Student Health & Advisory Council)
SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) is a group of individuals representing the community and school district, which provides advice to the district board on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. SHAC is a guide for Texas School Districts that focuses on eight components of coordinated school health.
- Nutritional Services
- Health Services
- Healthy/Safe School Environment
- Counseling/Mental Health Issues
- Staff Wellness Promotion
- Parent/Community Involvement
- Physical Education
- Health Education
Every independent school district is required by law (Texas Education Code Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004) to have a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). Research suggests that collaboration among families, communities, and school is the most effective approach for prevention and intervention. Mandates ensure the responsibility for developing and managing programs addressing physical, emotional, and social aspects of health are shared by all segments of the community and reflect community values.
The majority of SHAC members should be parents of students enrolled in the district who are not employed by the district. Additional members can be drawn from the community and district employees. The broader your representation, the better your chances of meeting the needs of the school/students and the community.
CISD conducts four SHAC meetings per year, with two being held in the Fall and two in the Spring. Notifications of meetings will be emailed to members of SHAC. Anyone is encouraged to attend or become a member. Please contact your campus nurse for the time and date of the next SHAC meeting if you are interested in attending.
If you are interested in becoming an SHAC member, to help promote your child’s and the community wellness, please come join the SHAC. We are in need of parent and community involvement. We are looking for parents who are willing to commit to SHAC.
PLEASE COME JOIN US
Sunday Elerson, RN