School Health Advisory Council
Research shows that healthy children do better in school - from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. The North Lamar ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support good health and academic achievement.
Mission and Vision Statement
Mission: The mission of the North Lamar ISD School Health Advisory Council is to promote healthy lifestyles and safe school for children by promoting the implementation of coordinated school programs, including Health Education Physical Education Health Services Nutrition Services Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services Healthy and Safe School Environment Health Promotion for Staff Parent and Community Involvement.
Vision: The North Lamar School District SHAC envisions communities where all children feel safe and are healthy, thus promoting successful student achievement.
Meeting Minutes, Extras and Audio
What is a SHAC?
A 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 NLISD 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.
What is included in a SHAC program?
Health education teaches physical, mental, emotional, and social topics.
Why do we need a SHAC?
It is Texas law: Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code .
How can I help?
Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments. Work with your school's parent organization and principal to help implement practices that promote healthy lifestyles for our children. Attend the district SHAC meetings.