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School Health Advisory Council

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a school board appointed 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 AISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, 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 AISD School Health Advisory Council meets at least four times each school year as required by law. The SHAC met four times in 2022-2023, and the scheduled meetings for the 2023-2024 school year are:

  • September 25, 2023
  • November 27, 2023
  • February 26, 2024
  • April 22, 2024

Meetings will be held from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Alta Vista room at One AISD Center located at 241 Pine Street, unless otherwise noted.

Policies and procedures are adopted to promote the physical health and mental health of students, the resources available at each campus, contact information for the nearest providers of essential public health services and the contact information for the nearest local mental health authority. Information for these services may be found in the corresponding links provided.

What Does The Council Do?

The SHAC has a variety of roles addressing all components of a comprehensive school health program. The components include:

  1. Health Instruction
  2. Healthful School Environment
  3. Health Services
  4. Physical Education
  5. Schooling Counseling
  6. Food Service
  7. Health Promotion for Staff
  8. Integrated School and Community Programs

The local school health advisory council’s duties include recommending:

  1. The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education
  2. Health education curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels that may include a coordinated health education program designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type ll diabetes
  3. Instruction to prevent the use of tobacco
  4. Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality education

2023-2024 Committee Members:

Co-Chairman: To be determined at the first meeting

Secretary: To be determined at the first meeting

Committee Members:  Teresa Bentle; Kimberly Brumley; Rev. Corrie Cabes; Andrew Dillard; Julee Isenhower; Brianna Johnson; Steven Pracht; Elizabeth Hollingsworth, PA; Megan Roth; Dr. Taylor Tidmore; Angela Valentine, RN, BSN; Elizabeth Wilson, FNP