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 school district is required by law to have a School Health Advisory Council; of which the majority of members must be parents of an enrolled student, and who are not employed by the school district. SHAC members are appointed by the Board of Trustees on a yearly basis and will meet as a council at least four times each school year.
In accordance with BDF(LEGAL), the Dallas ISD School Health Advisory Council shall meet at least four times during the 2023-2024 school year. Our 2023-2024 meetings will be held on the following dates:
Dallas Independent School District recognizes the value of input from parents and local community representatives as the District continues its efforts to ensure that the District continues to be recognized as a unified district that promotes equal educational opportunities in the areas of health and wellness to all students regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, gender identity, or gender expression.