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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction.

SHAC’s help provide efficient, effective structure for recommending age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.” (TDHS)

This committee is voluntary and parent driven. We meet four to six times during the school year in room B of the VISD Conference Center on the Liberty campus. For more information, please contact Murphey Stuart.

SHAC Vission:

All VISD students will achieve personal, health and academic excellence.

SHAC Mission: 

To ensure that all children in the VISD, grades PreK-12, will maintain health bodies and minds through sequential health education, practices, and modeling of good health behaviors.

SHAC Goal:

To serve as a conduit between the School District and the larger community and to address, through the collaboration of VISD Board, administrators, educators, parents, students and community members, policies and procedures that impact student health, the health of the school environment, and the needs and assets of students related to health knowledge and skills, in a manner that reflects the values of our community. See TEC 28.004 (a) for specific objectives and duties assigned.

SHAC Belief Statements:

  • Collaboration among schools, families, the health care system, and the community will enhance health outcomes for all children.
  • All children should have access to a support system, including but not limited to parents, teachers, counselors, health providers, clergy, and community.
  • All children should have access to health care services.
  • All children should have access to health education including, but not limited to, nutrition, physical education, safety education, human sexuality education, and drug and tobacco education.
  • All children should have access to healthy meals everyday.
  • All children should have access to a drug and tobacco-free environment at home and at school.
  • All children should actively participate in physical education/activities which will lead to healthy choices as adults.
  • Every child should know to whom unsafe or unhealthy conditions can be reported.
  • All children and families should have access to age-appropriate reproductive education through school or community programs.
  • All children and families should recognize abusive situations’
  • Healthy lifestyles will be enhanced by proper food choices.
  • All children should be/feel safe at school, at home, and in the community.
  • All children should receive sequential health instruction that reflects current health issues in our community.
  • All children should have access to healthy role models.

SHAC 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule 

  • April 14, 2020, 12pm - 1pm, VISD Conference Center, Room B
  • September 8, 2020, VISD Conference Center, Room B



  • November 10, 2020, VISD Conference Center, Room B


  • February 9, 2020, VISD Conference Center, Room B


  • April 13,2020, VISD Conference Center, Room B

Past Meeting Notes: