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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.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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