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School Health Advisory Council

What is SHAC?

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group comprised of individuals who represent segments of the community. The group acts collectively to provide advice to the Clint ISD on aspects of the school district's health program. It is important to emphasize that the SHAC provides advice to the Clint ISD administrative staff and the Board of Trustees.

What do they do?

The SHAC has a variety of roles addressing all components of a comprehensive school health program. The components include:

  • Health instruction
  • Healthful school environment
  • Health services
  • Physical education
  • School counseling
  • Food service
  • Health promotion for staff
  • Integrated school and community programs

The local school health advisory council's duties include recommending:

  1. The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education.
  2. Health education curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels that may include a coordinated health education program designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes.
  3. Instruction to prevent the use of tobacco.
  4. Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality education.

Links

  1. Human Sexuality Training
  2. Approved Curricula/Programs
  3. Coordinated School Health Program Resources
  4. Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)