School Health Advisory Council

  • The PISD SHAC membership is comprised of parents, community, and school personnel who were appointed by the school district to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. SHAC assists the district in ensuring that the values of our community are reflected in the district's health education program. 
     

    To find out more about the SHAC committee contact Sharon Wright at (806) 293-6000.

     

     

    Overview of SHAC's Decisions & Recommendations
    • Approval of the Parent’s Guide to Human Sexuality Instruction
    • Recommended the inclusion of the Parent’s Guide to Human Sexuality Instruction in each campus student handbooks
    • Approval of health-related brochures and posters available from school nurse offices
    • Approval of the elementary coordinated health program – CATCH  
    • Approval of the health textbooks grades 6-8  
    • Development of the District School Wellness Policy  
    • Development and approval of the District Wellness Plan    
    • Approval of the implementation of the Scott Phelps abstinence program
    • Approval of Middle School Coordinated Health Program  (Healthy and Wise)
    • Approval of revisions to Parent’s Guide to Human Sexuality Instruction

     

    Awareness Topics Discussed at SHAC Meetings

     

    • Role of Committee
    • Human Sexuality Instruction
    • Foods of Minimal Nutritional Value
    • Report on the care of elementary and secondary school students with diabetes
    • Physical Education Requirements
    • Wellness Assessment update
    • Breakfast in the Classroom
    • Fitness Assessment Results
    • Teen Pregnancy discussion
    • Appointed Chairperson and additional members

     

     Note: Every independent school system is required by law to have a School District Health Advisory Council; of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district. Go to Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code to read the specifics of this mandate.