What is the School Health Advisory Council?
A SHAC is a volunteer advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The SGISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, students, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs. Texas law requires all school districts to have a SHAC.
The SGISD School Health Advisory Council meets quarterly. Meetings will be in the library at the Santa Rosa Campus unless otherwise noted. Membership to the SHAC is by annual school board appointment. Meetings are open to all interested persons.
The work of SHAC is carried out by its committees, which include: Family & Community Involvement, Nutrition, Physical Education & Activity, Health Education, Social & Emotional Wellness, Health Services, Healthy School Environment, and Staff Wellness.
Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council?
- It's Texas law
- Healthy children learn better
- Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits
- Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children
What is included in a coordinated school health program?
The components of a coordinated school health program include:
- Family and community involvement
- Nutrition services
- Physical education
- Health education
- Counseling, psychological & social services
- Health services
- Healthy school environment
- Health promotion for school staff
How can I help?
Become active in supporting district initiatives to create healthy learning environments for all children. Attend SGISD SHAC meetings at the Santa Rosa Campus.
For information contact Marissa Flores, SGISD SHAC Coordinator at [email protected]