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HANDBOOKSMcDade Alternative Placement – Manual del estudiante

SHAC - Student Health Advisory Council

Statement for Public Inspection by School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

What is the School Health Advisory Council?

Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires  the establishment of a SHAC for every school district. A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of district and community stakeholders approved by the school board to serve at the District level to represent the community. Members of the SHAC represent different interests of the community and the school district, but the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the District. SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year. Information from SHAC meetings is posted on the MISD website as per TEC and policy requirements. 

What does the School Health Advisory Council do?

The purpose of the SHAC is to assist the District in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the District’s coordinated school health related policies, procedures, strategies, and curriculum. SHACs play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents, and community stakeholders. The SHAC makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees on topics such as:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Activity and Fitness
  • Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Human Sexuality Education
  • Drug and Tobacco Prevention
  • Safety
  • Student and Employee Wellness


Wellness Policy – FFA [LEGAL] – LEGAL policies compilefederal law, state law, and court decisions, providing the statutory context in which all other policies should be read.

Wellness Policy – FFA  [LOCAL] – LOCAL policies reflect decisions made by the Board of Trustees.

Wellness Plan (2017-2019)

Vending Machine and Food Service Guidelines – FFA [LOCAL]

Texas Youth Helpline – Free, Confidential Services to Youth and Families in Crisis

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

¿Cuántas horas de sueño necesita realmente?