School Health Advisory Council
The SAISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group made up of Board-appointed individuals representing the SAISD community. While the majority of the group’s members are parents, the council may also include health care professionals, students, educators and administrators. The group recommends policies, procedures, strategies and curriculum that contribute to good health so as to have a positive impact on student learning. Under state law,every school District is required to appoint a SHAC to ensure that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction. District policies realted to amount and level of physical activity required; vending machine and food service guidelines; policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products by students; and request in writing their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year can be found in the Parent-Student Handbook.
School Health Advisory Council Application
SAISD is required to establish and maintain a district-level School Health Advisory Council. The majority of SHAC members are to be parents of students enrolled in SAISD schools who are not employees of SAISD. The SHAC acts in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees. If you need assistance filling the application, please contact your school’s Parent & Family Liaison.