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School Health Advisory Council

What is SHAC?
 

Under the direction of Senate Bill 1357 (2003 Legislative Session) Section 28.004, the School Health Advisory Council, (SHAC) is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.

SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for recommending age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Every independent school system is required by law to have a School District Health Advisory Council; of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district.  Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.28.htm#28.004p details the specifics of this mandate.

   
The eight components of a coordinated school health plan are:  

Comprehensive School Health Education

  A planned, K-12 curriculum that addresses the physical, mental, and emotional and social dimensions of health.  
         

Physical Education

  A planned K-12 curriculum that provides cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of activity areas such as basic movement skills; physical fitness; rhythms and dance; games; team, dual, and individual sports; tumbling and gymnastics; and aquatics.  
         


School Health Services

  Services provided for students to appraise, protect, and promote health.  
         

Nutrition Services

  Access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. School nutrition programs reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to achieve nutrition integrity.  
         

Counseling, Psychological, & Social Services

  Services provided to improve students’ mental, emotional, and social health. These services include individual and group assessments, interventions, and referrals.  
         
Healthy School Environment   The physical and aesthetic surroundings and the psychosocial climate and culture of the school. Factors that influence the physical environment include the school building and the area surrounding it, any biological or chemical agents that are detrimental to health, and physical conditions such as temperature, noise, and lighting.  
         

School-site Health Promotion for Staff   Opportunities for school staff to improve their health status through activities such as health assessments, health education and health-related fitness activities.  
         

Family/Community Involvement

  An integrated school, parent, and community approach for enhancing the health and well-being of students.
Join SHAC
 
The Lumberton ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is seeking new members. Parents and community members play a vital role in our district-wide implementation of our coordinated school health program. Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments.
SHAC Dates, Times & Locations
 

Meetings are 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Central Office Board Room

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More Information
 

CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is a TEA approved Coordinated School Health Program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices, and prevent tobacco use in elementary school aged children.


For further information on the Coordinated School Health program, visit the Texas Department of Human Services website.