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?

SHAC’s members are appointed by the school board while others are volunteers who commit their time to the council. 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.

 

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
SHAC meetings are closed. Only appointed members and invited guests may attend. Individuals wishing to contact the SHAC may do so by emailing SHAC@gccisd.net. The email shall be shared with members of the SHAC.
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