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School Health Advisory Council
Research shows that healthy children do better in school – from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. The Texas City ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support good health and academic achievement.

What is a SHAC?

A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The TCISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs.

Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?

It’s the law: Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code, and healthy children learn better!

TCISD SHAC’s Purpose

Our purpose is to act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees while assisting to create an environment conducive to healthy eating and physical activity and to express a consistent wellness message through other school based activities.
Coordinated School Health programs include the following components:
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Nutrition Services
  • Staff Wellness
  • Family and Community Involvement

How can I help?

Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments. Work with your school’s PTO/PTA and principal to help implement practices that promote healthy lifestyles for our children. If you are interested in serving on the SHAC, please contact
Terri L. Watkins, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services or your campus representative.
Health & Immunizations
  • Health Information
    Texas City ISD provides a Student Health Handbook annually for students and their families.  It has details on how to contact the school nurse, information about immunizations, medication at school, treating Diabetes at school and much more.

    Download the Student Health Handbook in English and Spanish.
  • H1N1
    Many people have had a lot of questions regarding the new strain of flu called H1N1.  The information below was taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Teen Health Clinic
    Texas City ISD students can be seen at the Teen Health Clinic at no charge. Visit the Teen Health Clinic for more information.
  • TCISD Immunization Requirements
    The immunizations required are: diphtheria, rubella (measles), rubella (German measles), mumps, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and varicella (chicken pox). The school nurse can provide information on age-appropriate doses or on an acceptable physician-validated history of illness required by the Department of State Health Services. Proof of immunization may be established by personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber-stamp validation.

    Effective March 5, 2009, vaccination requirements have changed for school-age children. All students entering 7th grade are required to have: Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster), Meningitis and 2nd Varicella (Chickenpox). All children entering Kindergarten are required to have: 2nd MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), 2nd Varicella (only for students who have not had the Chickenpox) and Hepatitis A, dose 1 and 2. These are in addition to the existing requirements listed above.

    If a student should not be immunized for medical reasons, the student or parent must present a certificate signed by a U.S. licensed physician stating that, in the doctor’s opinion, the immunization required poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the student or member of the student’s family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a life-long condition.

    Download a copy of the 2013-2014 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12 Parent Letter (English and Spanish version) and Chart (English and Spanish version).

    For further information, see policy FFAB (LEGAL) and the Department of State Health Services web site.
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