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School Health Advisory Council

The AISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meets the fourth Monday in September, November, February, and April.
What is SHAC?

The School Board has established a local health advisory council to assist the District in ensuring the local community values and health issues are reflected in the District’s health education instruction. The Board has appointed members to the council, a majority of which are parents of students enrolled in the District. Other representatives are public school teachers, public school administers, health care providers, and members of the business community.

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

President, Teresa Bentle
VPresident, Diane Russell
Secretary, Jaclyn Conner

Jennifer Artis, Brad Barham, MD, Teresa Bentle, Leslie Boiles, Olga Chavana, Jaclyn Conner, Bruce Crook, Stacy Evans, Christin Fletcher, Elviria Garcia, MD, Vania Gonzales, Emily Goolsby, Misty Harrison, Linda Langston, Paige LeMasters, MD, Catherine Maeder, Terra Ann New, Peter Norton, MD, Emily Ritchey, Diane Russell, Julia Smith, Matt Taylor, Roger Thomas, Tricia Reyes Varela, Elizabeth Wilson