School Health Advisory Council
Working together to improve the health of
all students and families through coordinated school health programs.
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A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a school board appointed advisory 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 GCCISD SHAC will meet at least four times per year and is made up of parents, community members and district employees working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs.


The GCCISD SHAC shall use the Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community (WSCC) model, the Board of Trustee Goals and the Goose Creek CISD Portrait of a Graduate attributes to support the GCCISD district community for the purpose(s) of effectively implementing the District Wellness Policy - FFA (Local), while promoting evidence-based wellness resources that encourage and foster lifelong wellness of staff, students and the community.



GCCISD’s overall mission is “Developing the Whole Child,” we as GCCISD SHAC will contribute by promoting and advocating for health and wellness for all GCCISD students that go beyond to the classroom but into their homes.


Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council?

The School Health Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees. The SHAC has a variety of roles addressing the components of a comprehensive school health program. The components of a coordinated school health program include:


  • Family and community involvement
  • Nutrition services
  • Physical education
  • Health education
  • Counseling, psychological & social services
  • Health services
  • Healthy school environment
  • Health promotion for school staff


Members of the council are appointed by the GCCISD Board of Trustees, while members of the committees are selected by the council chairperson. 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. Members may also include representatives of many other facets of the community including health care professionals, law enforcement, the business community, clergy etc. All are welcomed. If you would like to be considered for either the council or the committee, please contact the Coordinator of Healthy Community Schools at for an application. 2024-2025 SHAC Member Applications are due by July 21, 2024.

Why is coordinated school health programming important?

  • Healthy children learn better
  • Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits
  • Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children


How can I help?

Join the PTA or the Campus Wellness Team at your child's school. Become active in supporting district initiatives to create healthy learning environments for all children.


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The SHAC met four times during the 2022-2023 school year. Click below to view meeting agenda and minutes


During the 2023-2024 school year, the SHAC will meet in-person at the GCCISD Administration Building 4544 Interstate 10 Service Rd, Baytown, TX 77520 from 5:00pm-6:30pm.


The local school health advisory council shall, at least 72 hours before the meeting, post notice of date, hour, place, and subject of the meeting, see 2023-2024 SHAC Meeting Dates.

General Meeting
September 26, 2023
November 28, 2023
February 20, 2024
April 23, 2024
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  • 2022-2023
    Special Meeting - Open to the Public
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    September 21, 2022
    September 27, 2022
    General Meeting
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    November 29, 2022
    February 28, 2023
    April 18, 2023
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    General Meeting
    November 9, 2021
    January 18, 2022
    March 15, 2022
    May 10, 2022
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    General Meeting
    November 19, 2020
    December 10, 2020
    February 11, 2021
    April 15, 2021
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SHAC Governance is outlined in BDF. People interested in serving on the SHAC and being involved in the development, review, update and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy may review this policy for appointment information.


Community members may also submit any concerns or comments regarding the Local School Wellness Policy to the SHAC by submitting them in writing to



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HB 1525 Human Sexuality Curriculum Requirements

As part of the district’s curriculum, students receive instruction related to human sexuality. See policy EHAA(LEGAL). The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) makes recommendations to the school board for curriculum materials related to human sexuality instruction. The board adopts the materials and determines the specific content of the instruction.


The board shall select course materials and instruction relating to human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with the advice of the local School Health Advisory Council. State law requires that the instruction must:

  • Present abstinence as the preferred choice of behavior for unmarried persons of school age;
  • Devote more attention to abstinence than to other behavior;
  • Emphasize that abstinence is the only method that is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, infection with HIV or AIDS, and the emotional trauma associated with adolescent sexual activity;
  • Direct adolescents to a standard of behavior in which abstinence before marriage is the most effective way to prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and infection with HIV or AIDS; and
  • Teach contraception and condom use in terms of human use reality rates instead of theoretical laboratory rates, if instruction on contraception and condoms is included in the curriculum. Education Code 28.004(e)


In accordance with state law, a parent may:

  • Review, receive a copy of, or purchase a copy of curriculum materials depending on the copyright of the materials. See policy EFA (Curriculum materials linked above).
  • Remove his or her child from any part of the human sexuality instruction without subjecting the student to any disciplinary action, academic penalty, or other sanction imposed by the district or the student's school.
  • Become involved in the development of this curriculum by becoming a member of the district’s SHAC or attending SHAC meetings.
  • Use the district’s grievance procedure concerning a complaint. See policy FNG(LOCAL).


Parent Consent Before Instruction

Before a student may be provided with human sexuality instruction, the district must obtain written consent from the student’s parent. Parents will be sent a request for written consent not later than the 14th day before the date on which the human sexuality instruction begins. (HB 1525)

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