Texas State Law requires that the board of trustees of each school district establish a local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Sec. 28.004 SHAC. The purpose of the committee is to ensure that community values are reflected in the health education curriculum and other school health issues. Senate Bill 1357 expanded the duties of the council to include recommending strategies for integrating school health services, counseling and guidance services, a safe school environment, and school employee wellness into the school’s health curriculum.

The SHAC can:

  • Be instrumental in improving student health
  • Help the district meet community involvement mandates and community expectations
  • Provide a way for community members to work together with school personnel to accomplish school district goals
  • Utilize and make the most of community resources and assets
  • Provide a forum for sharing youth health information and resources

The Sharyland Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council is comprised of parents of students enrolled in the district and district employees. The council meets a minimum of four times each year. To obtain more information about the council, contact the council chairperson, Cynthia Torres at 956-580-5200, EXT. 1026.

Sharyland ISD

School Health Advisory Council

October 20, 2021
McLeish Lecture Hall – Sharyland High School

I. Welcome & Introductions
II. Overview of SHAC
III. Nomination and Election of 2021-2022 Officers
a. Parent Co-Chair
b. Secretary
IV. Components of a Coordinated School Health Program
a. Family and community involvement
b. Nutrition services
c. Physical education
d. Counseling, psychological and social services
e. Health services
f. Health promotion for school staff
V. Presentation on Health Services & Health Promotion for School Staff
VI. 2021-2022 SHAC Meetings
a. October 20, 2021
b. December 1, 2021
c. February 16, 2021
d. April 6, 2021
VII. Closing