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:
- The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education.
- 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.
- Instruction to prevent the use of tobacco.
- Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality education.
- Human Sexuality Training
- Approved Curricula/Programs
- Coordinated School Health Program Resources
- Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH)