A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district. SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year. Forney ISD meets annually in September, November, January and April of each school year. Our SHAC hosts a community wide Health Fair annually in January of each school year.
SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.
If you are interested in becoming part of this important committee to support our students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the date for the Agenda. All SHAC meetings will be held virtually until further notice.