What is a SHAC?

  • A 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.
     
    SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.
     
    In order to promote health and wellness and to fight the growing problem of obesity among children, Fort Stockton ISD has formed a committee of six individuals to act as the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). This committee represents various segments of our community and will make recommendations to the school board concerning the health and fitness of our students.
     
    Representatives serving on the FSISD SHAC are Ethny Valenzuela, RN, Parent Co-Chair, and Paula Traynham, District Co-Chair.
  • Recommendations Received from the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC):

    • All children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade must be involved in 135 minutes of physical education per week.
    • All schools must participate in the TEA approved Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) program.
    • The FSISD Wellness Plan was developed with input from the School Health Advisory Council. 
     
    FSISD is an active participant in the Fitnessgram physical health assessment tool in Grades 3 through 12. Data on student fitness has been gathered by TEA and provided to our district to assist campus improvement teams in evaluating the coordinated school health program.