What is SHAC?

A 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, policies or instruction that impact the entire school district, not just individual school campuses. School districts use a SHAC to advise them on a variety of topics, such as exceptional children or dropout prevention.

It is important to emphasize that SHACs provide advice and can only make recommendations to the school district Board of Trustees. They are not part of the paid administrative staff or structure of the schools; nor do they have any legal responsibilities within the school district. However, Texas law requires that every school district have a SHAC and the majority of members must be parents not employed by the school district.

If you would like more information, please contact your campus principal.

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