School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

The mission of Hamilton ISD SHAC is to “advocate for high quality, lifelong health, and wellness for all students.”

The Hamilton ISD students will reach their full personal health (physical, mental and social) and academic potential.

The goal of Hamilton ISD SHAC is to “provide a safe and nurturing learning environment whereby all students gain a sense of self-worth and develop and maintain lifelong healthy behaviors.
To achieve the goal, the Hamilton ISD SHAC will engage in ongoing review, discussion and recommendations for comprehensive health education programs to include:

  • Nutrition Services

  • Health Services

  • Healthy and Safe School Environment

  • Counseling and Mental Health Services

  • Staff Wellness Promotion

  • Parent and Community Involvement

  • Physical Education

  • Health Education

Overview Statement
The purpose of the SHAC in Hamilton ISD is to serve in an advisory capacity in order to promote student performance by promoting healthy lifestyle.


What is a SHAC?
SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) is a school board appointed 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 HISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs.

Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?

  • It's Texas law

  • Healthy children learn better

  • Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children

What is included in a coordinated school health program (CSHP)?
The components of a coordinated school health program include:

  • Family and community involvement

  • Nutrition services

  • Physical education

  • Health education

  • Counseling, psychological & social services

  • Health services

  • Health promotion for school staff

How can I help?
Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments. Read the HISD Wellness Policy and work with your school and principal to help implement the policy. Attend SHAC meetings.