A school board appointed an advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The KISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, students, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs. Texas law requires all school districts to have a SHAC.

    Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council?

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

    The council's duties include recommending:
    The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education; curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes through coordination of health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition services, parental involvement, and instruction to prevent the use of tobacco; appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction; and strategies for integrating the curriculum components specified by item 2, above, with the following elements in a coordinated school health program:

    • School health services
    • Counseling and guidance services
    • Safe and healthy school environments
    • School employee wellness