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    School Health Advisory Committee 


    What is a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?

    A SHAC is an advisory council that assists the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction. The SHAC provides recommendations to the school district on health and wellness issues. The Dallas ISD School Health Advisory Committee Focus Guide provides additional information. 

    Every independent school system is required by law to have a School District Health Advisory Council; of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district.  Once the members are selected for the SHAC, they must be appointed and approved by the Board of Trustees.  They will serve on the committee for the school year and will meet as a council at least four times each school year.

    SHAC Guide for Texas School Districts

    The Department of State Health Services produced a helpful "School Health Advisory Councils Guide for Texas School Districts".  The guide has been updated with the most current information available in support of efforts to provide school health education and services through the district’s SHAC.  SHAC Guide



    • Timeline TBD after Board Appointment in September
    • Before each meeting
      • Agendas will be posted online before each meeting
      • Agendas will be emailed to 2019-2020 SHAC members appointed by the Board of Trustees


    In accordance with BDF(LEGAL), the Dallas ISD School Health Advisory Council met at least
    four times during the 2018-2019 school year. 

    2018-2019 meetings for appointed members were held on the following dates:

    • November 29, 2018
    • January 17, 2019
    • March 28, 2019
    • April 25, 2019
    • May 15, 2019


    SHAC Written Reports Submitted To The Board 


    Department Contact Information:   

    Jenny Christian, Director
    STEM Science & Wellness Department
    Dallas Independent School District
    Department Email: sciencewellness@dallasisd.org