School Health Advisory Council

What is SHAC?

A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district.  SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year. 

SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs can help districts meet performance goals. SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.  

2021-2022 SHAC Meeting Dates:
Meetings will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in the DeSoto ISD Boardroom.

September 2, 2021
October 7, 2021
December 2, 2021
March 22, 2022
May 5, 2022