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