SHAC - School Health Advisory Council
A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district. SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year.
SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed the School Health Advisory Council: A Guide for Texas School Districts. (PDF, last revised July 2015. An updated version is in progress.) This guide provides school staff and community members basic information about the value of SHACs to create a healthy school environment for students.
View the resources below for information about starting, running and maintaining a SHAC.
Texas Department of State Health Service (2020), School health advisory councils, accessed 1 September 2020, <https://dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm#:~:text=A%20School%20Health%20Advisory%20Council,from%20within%20the%20school%20district.>
Caldwell ISD SHAC Bylaws
SHAC Agenda May 2022
April 2022 Agenda
February 2022 Agenda
February 2022 Minutes
December 2021 Agenda
December 2021 SHAC Minutes
December 2021 SHAC Meeting PowerPoint
May 2021 Minutes
May 2021 Agenda
March 2021 Agenda
June 2020 Agenda
February 2020 Agenda
October 2019 Agenda