School health advisory council (SHAC)

What is a SHAC?

A SHAC is a group of parents, community members, and school employees working together to improve the health of all students and families through the coordinated school health program. The majority of SHAC members must be parents who have children currently enrolled in the district and are not employed by the school district. All board appointed members are provided with an orientation and each member has an opportunity to contribute and bring suggestions regarding school health issues to the district.

Why do we need a SHAC?
  • It's a Texas law.
  • School plays an important role in teaching healthy habits.
  • Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children.
  • Healthy children learn better.
What does a SHAC do?

A SHAC can have a variety of roles. Members work together to give recommendations and provide support to all of the eight interacting components of the Coordinated School Health Programs (CSHP) as listed here:

  • Physical Education
  • Health Education
  • Nutrition Services
  • Health Services
  • Healthy and Safe School Environment
  • Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services
  • Staff Wellness Promotion
  • Family and Community Involvement
How can I help?

If you are interested in making a positive impact on the future health of our children and their families by serving on the Royal ISD SHAC, please contact Donna Wilcox at (dwilcox@royal-isd.net) or by phone at (281) 934-8394.