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School Health Advisory Council

The School Health Advisory Council 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 met four times last year which is the required number of meetings for this group. The scheduled meetings for the 2022-2023 school year are:

  • September 26, 2022
  • November 14, 2022
  • February 27, 2023
  • April 24, 2023

Meetings will be held in the Valley View 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

Committee Members:

Co-Chairman: Mandy Schuman and Linda Langston

Secretary: Teresa Bentle

Committee Members:  Aubri Ward, Becky Almanza, Teresa Bentle, Catherine Briseno, Olga Chavana, Bruce Crook, Chelsea Diaz, Sierra Greenwood, Misty Harrison, Linda Langston, Paige LeMasters, Jami Moss, Steven Pracht, Diane Russell, Mandy Schuman, Julia Smith, Susan Webb, Elizabeth Wilson