Opportunity for Parental, Community Involvement at CISD

April 20, 2021 - The CISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is seeking 8 new members for the 2021 -2023 term (1 and 2 year terms). Parents, guardians and community members play a vital role in the district-wide implementation of our coordinated school health program. This a 1 or 2-year term commitment. Council members are critical for recommendations, proposals, or action items and working group participation as well as votes conducted during our 4 annual SHAC meetings. Meetings typically last 1 hour from 8-9 am.

What is a SHAC?

According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services (DSHS), “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. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.”

Benefits of having a SHAC:

  • SHAC addresses the health needs of students, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.
  • SHAC plays an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.
  • SHAC can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to make healthy choices for a lifetime.

Please see attached application for more information and important dates.

Committee will accept Applications by fax, email, or in person until 3pm on April 26, 2021. Click here for application.