What is SHAC?
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of individuals representative of segments of the community, generally appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. They provide advice on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.
SHACs provide recommendations specific to changes and/or additions to the school's health education curriculum or instruction that impact the entire school district, not just individual school campuses.
Texas law requires that every public school district establish a School Health Advisory Council. Membership is comprised of parents, district staff, community agency representatives and professionals. By law, the majority of council members must be parents who are not employees of the district.
The Diboll ISD SHAC Committee will advocate for and support the community, staff and students in making good decisions to self manage their physical, social and emotional health needs.
All Diboll ISD students will reach their full potential through knowledge gained in health education classes, active lifestyles and good nutrition.
DISD School Health Advisory Goals
- Monitor FitnessGram assessment implementation and outcomes.
- Increase education of the community regarding the purposes and function of the SHAC.
- Review abstinence education curricula and make recommendations to administration.
- Promote good nutrition for staff and students.
- Support Wellness Committees at each campus.
- Promote Coordinated School Health Programs at all levels.
- Provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding all eight components of the Coordinated School Health Program.