Weatherford Independent School District

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is established to assist the District in ensuring that local community values are reflected in District health education instruction. The SHAC duties are to make recommendations to the administration and School Board in regard to human sexuality instruction, curriculum that addresses health education, physical education, nutritional services, and instruction to prevent the use of tobacco.

The majority of SHAC members must be parents of students enrolled at Weatherford ISD and who are not employed by the District.
 
The Council's duties include recommending:
 
   1. The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education;
   2. Curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular
       disease, Type II diabetes through coordination of health education, physical education, and
       physical activity, nutrition services, parental involvement, and instruction to prevent the use
       of tobacco;
   3. Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction; and
   4. Strategies for integrating the curriculum components specified by item 2, above, with the
       following elements in a coordinated school health program:
       a.  School health services;
       b.  Counseling and guidance services;
       c.  A safe and healthy school environment; and
       d.  School employee wellness.
  
Public Statements as required by Board Policy BDF(LOCAL):
  1. District polices ensure that elementary and middle school students engage in the amount and level of physical activity required by Education Code 28.002(l).
  2. The School Health Advisory Council met five times during the 2015-2016 school year. 
  3. Weatherford ISD complies with Texas Education Agency's vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines.
  4. Weatherford ISD has adopted and enforces policies that prescribe penalties for the use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored events.
  5. Parents may request in writing their child's physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year.

    For information contact: Racheal Rife 817-598-2804 or Shealee Mitchell, RN 817-598-2800 ext. 3710 

    For more information on SHAC, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website by clicking HERE.
 
2017-2018 School Year Files
2018-2019 School Year Files