School Health Advisory Council and Coordinated School Health
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of individuals representing segments of the community and school district which provides advice to the district on coordinated school health (CSH) programming and its impact on student health and learning.
Every independent school district is required by law to have a SHAC of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district. The SHAC is annually appointed by the local education agency Board of Trustees.
Eight Components of Coordinated School Health
Coordinated School Health is made up of eight priority focus areas for the most effective and efficient way to meet the health needs of young people. They are:
- Nutrition Services
- Health Services
- Healthy and Safe School Enviroment
- Counseling and Mental Health Services
- Staff Wellness Promotion
- Parent and Community Involvement
- Physical Education
- Health Education