The mission of the Boerne ISD School Health Advisory Council is to advocate health and wellness in the Boerne community.
The goal of the Boerne ISD School Health Advisory Council is to advise and actively communicate to Boerne ISD decision-makers regarding student and staff needs and education related to health knowledge and skills, policies and procedures that impact student and staff health, and the health of the school environment.
What is a SHAC?
A SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. Texas law requires that the majority of the members must be parents who are not employed by the school district. The Boerne ISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, school staff, and students working together to improve the health and wellness of students through Coordinated School Health programs . SHACs provide recommendations specific to changes and/or additions to the school's health education curriculum or instruction that impact the entire school district.
What is included in a Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP)?
SHAC provides oversight for the following programs and services:
How can I help?Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments.
- Nutrition Services
- Physical Education
- Health Education
- Family and Community Involvement
- Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
- Health Services
- Health Promotion for School Staff
- Healthy and Safe School Environment
Family & Community Involvement Committee:Children need to learn and practice healthy habits both at home and at school. Family and community involvement are crtiical elements in this process. Become involvemened in school health issues by utilizing campus, community, and technology resources to disperse information about SHAC and school activities and to establish ways to provide two-way communication
Campus-level SHAC/Wellness Committe:The Boerne ISD SHAC encourages each school campus to form a mini-SHAC or Wellness Team to address school health issues at the campus level. Membership may include parents, students, a school administrator, PE instructor, teachers, food service manager, the school nurse, and counselors.
District SHAC Liaison:
A parent member from each campus-level SHAC may serve as a liaison to the district SHAC.
Read the Boerne ISD Wellness Policy and work with your school's PTO and principal to help implement the policy. Attend SHAC meetings.