School Health Advisory Council
Working together to improve the health of
all students and families through coordinated school health programs.
Email SHAC@gccisd.net
for more information.

WHAT IS SHAC?

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.

 

MISSION

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

 

Who can join GCCISD SHAC?

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 SHAC@gccisd.net for an application. 2021-2022 SHAC Member Applications are due by August 25, 2021.

 

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.

 

Email SHAC@gccisd.net for more information.

Meetings

The SHAC met four times during the 2020-2021 school year. Click below to view meeting agenda and minutes.

 

During the 2021-2022 school year, the SHAC will meet in-person at the GCCISD Administration Building 4544 Interstate 10 Service Rd, Baytown, TX 77520 from 4:30pm-6pm.

 

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 2021-2022 SHAC Meeting Dates here.

General Meeting
Date
Agenda
Minutes
November 9, 2021
January 18, 2022
March 8, 2022
May 10, 2022
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  • 2020-2021
    General Meeting
    Date
    Agenda
    Minutes
    November 19, 2020
    December 10, 2020
    February 11, 2021
    April 15, 2021
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Governance

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 SHAC@gccisd.net.

Policies

Publications