School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Reinforcing the Connection between Health and Learning
District School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.
Coppell ISD SHAC
The School Health Advisory Council has 3- 4 sub-committees that work to improve school health through the lens of these areas - physical health, nutritional health, and social/emotional health. The work of SHAC centers around the following:
- Provide parent education by supporting the District's parent education initiatives (incl. PU2.0) and by sharing helpful "tips" through use of the Parent Toolkit.
- Ensure social/emotional well-being is cared for within a safe and supportive learning environment through work w/the District's Safety & Security Team and school law enforcement (SROs)
- Work w/the Child Nutrition Department to help ensure campuses and school gardens maximize their educational opportunities, including the harvest and its use or consumption at the campus
- Help promote the importance and fun of physical activity through participation in Walk to School Wednesdays, and annual events such as the It's Time Texas (ITT) Challenge, Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), etc.
- Research and apply for grants that further the goals of SHAC
- Write the three (3) year Health & Wellness Plan in alignment with the District's strategic initiatives
- Regularly report the work of SHAC through its Rep. positions: to the District Community (through Board Trustee liaison reports); to Campuses at staff meetings (through the Campus SHAC Rep.); to Parents during PTO meetings (through the PTO Rep.) as well as through their email correspondence; and to theDistrict and Community at-large on the website and through an End-of-the-Year report to the Board of Trustees (by the SHAC leadership team) where any recommendations for change are included.