Health Advisory Council

 

What is a School Health Advisory council (SHAC)?

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. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.

 

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

 

 

SHAC Laws

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 at http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.28.htm#28.004p details the specifics of this mandate

 

For more information about the Irving ISD School Health Advisory Council, please contact Dr. Sandi Cravens scravens@irvingisd.net   or  972-600-5043.

 

For general information on the School Health Advisory Council visit https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm 

 

Senate Bill 18 Required Information:

Counselors

  • Every IISD early childhood school has one full-time counselor.
  • Every IISD elementary school has two full-time counselors.
  • Every IISD middle school has 2-3 full-time counselors.
  • Every IISD high school has 3-7 full-time counselors. 

 

 Nurses:

  • All IISD schools have a full-time RN except for the Secondary Reassignment Center (SRC), which has direct access to the nurse at Schulze Elementary.  
  • The SRC and Schulze are very close in proximity, approximately 20 yards apart.  

 

Policies & Procedures to Promote the Physical and Mental Health of Students: 

 

 

Mental Health Resource:  North Texas Behavioral Health Authority 9441 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Ste 350, Dallas, TX 75243  phone:  214-366-9407

 

 Public Health Resource: