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SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Board shall establish a local school health advisory council (SHAC) to assist the School in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the School's health education instruction.  Education Code 28.004(a)  [See EHAA regarding duties of the SHAC]

The SHAC shall meet at least four times each year.  Education Code 28.004(d-1)

Composition

The Board shall appoint at least five members to the SHAC.  A majority of the members must be parents of students enrolled in the School and must not be employed by the School.  One of these members shall serve as chair or co-chair of the SHAC.

The Board may also appoint one or more teachers, administrators, students, health-care professionals, members of the business community, law enforcement representatives, senior citizens, clergy, representatives of nonprofit health organizations, representatives of local domestic violence programs, or representatives of another group.

Education Code 28.004

Physical Activity and Fitness Planning Subcommittee

The SHAC shall establish a physical activity and fitness planning subcommittee to consider issues relating to student physical activity and fitness and make policy recommendations to increase physical activity and improve fitness among students.  Education Code 28.004(l-1)

Annual Report

In addition to its other duties, the SHAC shall submit to the board, at least annually, a written report that includes:

  1. Any SHAC recommendation concerning the School’s health education curriculum and instruction or related matters that the SHAC has not previously submitted to the Board;
  2. Any suggested modifications to a SHAC recommendation previously submitted to the Board; and
  3. A detailed explanation of the SHAC’s activities during the period between the date of the current report and the date of the last prior written report.

Education Code 28.004(m)

Changes in Curriculum

The School must consider the recommendations of the SHAC before changing the School’s health education curriculum or instruction.  Education Code 28.004(b)

STATEMENT FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION

The School shall publish in the Parent and Student Handbook and post on the School’s website a statement of:

  1. Board policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least the amount of physical activity required by Education Code 28.002(l) [see EHAB and EHAC];
  2. The number of times during the preceding year the SHAC has met;
  3. Whether the School has adopted and enforces policies to ensure compliance with TEA’s vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines;
  4. Whether the School has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of e-cigarettes, as defined at Education Code 38.006, and tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. [see DH and GKA]; and
  5. Notice to parents that they can request in writing their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year [see FFAA].

Education Code 28.004(k)

Adopted:          1/28/05

Amended:        4/1/05, 9/22/06, 11/17/17

Reviewed: