School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

  • School Health Advisory Council, a group of at least five members, a majority of whom must be parents, appointed by the school board to assist the district in ensuring that local community values and health issues are reflected in the district’s health education instruction, along with providing assistance with other student and employee wellness issues.

    During the preceding school year, the district’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) held 3 meetings. The SHAC duties include:

    • Making recommendations regarding physical and mental health curriculum
    • Developing strategies for integrating curriculum into a coordinated school health program encompassing issues such as school health services, counseling services, a safe and healthy school environment, recess recommendations, improving student fitness, mental health concerns
    • Making recommendations for increasing parents’ awareness of warning signs of suicide and mental health risks and community mental health and suicide prevention services, substance abuse prevention and employee wellness.

    For the 2019/20 school year, the SHAC will meet at the Annex in the Curriculum HUB, beginning at 8 a.m. on the following dates:

    • Monday, October 7
    • Wednesday, November 20
    • Wednesday, February 12
    • Wednesday, May 13

    For more information, please contact the Director of Secondary Education, Mark Weatherly at mweatherly@newcaneyisd.org or visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website.