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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.

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 Smithville ISD SHAC meetings for the 2018-19 School Year are:
 
  • September 12, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • Meeting #4: TBD

 



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

Sophie Weinheimer, RN
Health Services Coordinator
 
_or_
 
Candy Biehle
Director of Food Services
512-237-2487 ext. 140
cbiehle@smithvilleisd.org