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School Health Advisory Council

Research shows that healthier children are the better they do in school, attendance, behavior to academics, and overall performance. The Smithville ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district, parents, and community to support good health and academic achievement in our students.
About the School Health Advisory Council
A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The Smithville ISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs.

WATCH THIS video to learn more about the SHAC and how you can get involved!
Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council?
It's Texas Law
: Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code
What is included in a Coordinated School Health Program?
  • Family and community involvement
  • Nutrition Services
  • Health education
  • Counseling, psychological & social services
  • Health services
  • Health promotion for school staff
  • Healthy School Environment
How can I help?
Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments. Works with your school's PTA and campus principals to help implement practices that promote healthy lifestyles for our school-age children.
The next Smithville ISD SHAC meeting for the 2022-2023 School year is:
  • April 5th in SHS Room 102 (Sophie Weinheimer's Classroom) at 4:30pm.  All parents are invited.  Any agenda items that you want to be included should be emailed to Erin Seale, RN at [email protected] 

For additional information or to become a member, please contact:

Erin Seale, RN
Health Services Coordinator
Student Health Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
 Meeting Recordings
Student Health Advisory Council Meeting Minutes