School Health Advisory Council

SHAC is an organized group of parents, community members, and students that are empowered to address issues that impact our children’s health.

A SHAC member can be an advocate for better nutrition. The SHAC is the forum for getting information to the community and parents.

SHAC has the ability to collaborate, educate, persuade and assist in a volunteer capacity.

 

Mission Statement

Healthy students are better learners. The Lufkin ISD Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will work together with school staff, families, agencies, and other interested community members to positively impact health attitudes and behaviors.

 

Purpose

The Lufkin ISD SHAC’s purpose is to provide advice to the district on aspects of school health utilizing the “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model, which is a collaborative approach to learning and health: Community Environment Counseling, Psychological and Social Services, Employee Wellness, Family Engagement, Health Education, Health Services, Nutrition Environment and Services, Physical Education & Physical Activity, Physical Environment, Social and Emotional Climate.

 

Goals
  • To have an active SHAC: be accountable for SHAC meetings.
  • To assist the district ensuring that the local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction.
  • To provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding all components of the Coordinated School Health Program.
  • To become familiar with the responsibilities of the SHAC.

 

Duties

1. Number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education.
2. Curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes through the coordination of:

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education/ physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Parent Involvement
  • Instruction to prevent the use of tobacco

3. Appropriate grade level and method of instruction for human sexuality instruction.
4. Strategies for integrating the curriculum.

 

Meeting Agendas (PDFs)
  • Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at the Dunbar Education Center/Dunbar Hall of Honor
  • Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Dunbar Education Center/Dunbar Hall of Honor
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at the Dunbar Education Center/Dunbar Hall of Honor
  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Dunbar Education Center/Dunbar Hall of Honor
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at the “new” Dunbar Education Center location, 701 N. First St., Lufkin, TX, Room B, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the “new” Dunbar Education Center location, 701 N. First St., Lufkin, TX, Room B, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the “new” Dunbar Education Center location, 701 N. First St., Lufkin, TX, Room B, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the “new” Dunbar Education Center location, 701 N. First St., Lufkin, TX, Room B, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Meeting Minutes (PDFs)

 

Resources

OFFICE INFO

 
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