What is a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?
A SHAC is an advisory council that assists the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction. The SHAC provides recommendations to the school district on health and wellness issues. The Dallas ISD School Health Advisory Committee Focus Guide provides additional information.
Every independent school system is required by law to have a School Health Advisory Council; of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district. Once the members are selected for the SHAC, they must be appointed and approved by the Board of Trustees. They will serve on the committee for the school year and will meet as a council at least four times each school year.
SHAC Guide for Texas School Districts
The Department of State Health Services produced a helpful "School Health Advisory Councils Guide for Texas School Districts". The guide has been updated with the most current information available in support of efforts to provide school health education and services through the district’s SHAC. SHAC Guide.
In accordance with BDF(LEGAL), the Dallas ISD School Health Advisory Council met at least four times during the 2018-2019 school year. 2018-2019 meetings for appointed members were held on the following dates:
- November 29, 2018
- January 17, 2019
- March 28, 2019
- April 25, 2019
- May 15, 2019