What is SHAC?

What is SHAC?

A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of members that come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district.

Per Texas Law, SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year. However, Industrial ISD's District of Innovation Plan states our SHAC is only required to meet at minimum, once per year and can be in conjunction with the District Educational Innovation Committee (DEIC).

SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime. 

Click this link for more information regarding SHAC on the Department of State Health Services (DSHS website.

Notice of Meetings

During the preceding school year (2022-2023), the district’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) held two (2) meetings. Additional information regarding the district’s SHAC is available from the Superintendent.

Notification of upcoming SHAC meetings will be posted at each campus administrative office at least 72 hours before the meeting. Notification of upcoming SHAC meetings, meeting minutes, and a recording of each meeting will be posted on the district website.