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School Health Advisory Committee - SHAC

Research shows that healthy children do better in school - from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. The PAISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support wellness and academic achievement.

What is SHAC?

A SHAC is a district advisory council. It is made up of parents, students, community members, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school wellness programs.

Why Do We Need a SHAC?

  • It's a state mandate
  • Healthy children learn better
  • Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits
  • Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children

What is a Coordinated School Wellness Program?

The 8 interactive components of a coordinated school wellness program include:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education & Activity
  • Health Education & Life Skills
  • Family, School & Community Partnership
  • Staff Wellness
  • Healthy & Safe Environment
  • Social & Emotional Well-Being
  • Health Services

A Coordinated School Wellness Program utilizes personnel, agencies, and programs, both in and out of the school building, which relate to student and staff wellness and success in school.

2022-2023 SHAC Meeting Agenda

2023-2023 SHAC Meeting Minutes

2022-2023 SHAC Meeting – Recorded Audio

Notification of Waivers

PAST SHAC Meeting Info

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