School Health Advisory Committee
Texas law (Texas Education Code, Section 28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district.
What is SHAC?
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. The SISD SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SISD SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction and strive to create healthy, safe schools. Texas law requires all school districts to have a SHAC. Learn more about SHAC Bylaws.
What does the SHAC do?
SHAC has a variety of roles addressing all components of a comprehensive school health program. The components include:
- Health Education
- Child Nutrition Services
- Health Services
- Physical Education
- School Counseling
- Employee Health & Wellness
- Integrated school and community programs