Upcoming SHAC meetings to be held at 8:00 a.m. in the High School LIbrary:
To Be Announced
SHAC Meeting Minutes:
Vision Statement: All RISD students will reach their full personal, health, and academic potential.
Mission Statement: The mission of the RISD SHAC is to ensure that all children grades PreK-12, will have healthy bodies and minds through sequential health education, practices, and modelling of good health behaviors.
Goal: The goal of the RISD SHAC is to advise RISD decision-makers regarding students’ needs and assets related to health knowledge and skills, regarding policies and procedures that impact student health, and regarding the health of the school environment. See TAC Education Code 28.004(a) for specific objectives and duties assigned.
Purpose: The purpose of the SHAC is to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction. Per Senate Bill 19, the district must consider the recommendations of the SHAC before making changes in the district’s health education curriculum or instruction. Specifically, in compliance with SB 19, SHAC will advise the Board of Trustees on the number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education; health education curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels that may include a coordinated health education program designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes through coordination of:
Parental involvement; and
Instruction to prevent the use of tobacco; and appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction.
Other areas of concern as identified in SB 19.
The SHAC will make recommendations to the district on topics relating to health and the health education of RISD students and RISD employees. In advising the district, the SHAC will be guided by the 10 components of coordinated school health as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Association of State Boards of Education, the National Association of School Boards, and the American Cancer Society. These include 1. Health Education, 2. PE and Physical Activity, 3. Nutrition, Environment, and Food Services, 4. School Health Services, 5. Counseling, Psychology, and Social Services, 6. Social and Emotional Climate, 7. Physical Environment, 8. Employee Wellness, 9. Family Engagement, 10. Community Involvement