School Health Advisory Council

What is a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?

A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.

SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Benefits of Having a SHAC

Addressing the health needs of students through the work of the SHAC, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.

SHACs play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.

SHACs can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to be healthy for a lifetime.

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. Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code for the specifics of this mandate.

Communications from Citizens 

The public may register to address the School Health Advisory Council during scheduled meetings in the Superintendent's Office, 5228 Ohio Garden Road, 817-252-2004. Persons who wish to participate in the Communications from Citizens portion of the meeting must sign up in the Superintendent's office no later than 1:00 p.m. on the business day prior to the meeting and shall indicate the topic about which they wish to speak. No presentation may exceed three minutes. (BED LOCAL Policy)

Meeting Schedule

The School Health Advisory Council will meet at the following dates and times for the 2021-2022 school year.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Castleberry Elementary (Media Center)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, January 20, 2022
A.V. Cato Elementary (Distance Learning Lab)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Irma Marsh Middle School (Media Center)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Thursday, May 24, 2022
Joy James Elementary (Media Center)
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Meeting Minutes and Recordings