School Health Advisory Council
Del Valle ISD School health Advisory Council
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a volunteer advisory group that collectively acts to provide recommendations to the Del Valle ISD School Board. The council’s purpose is to ensure community values, and local health issues are reflected in the District’s health education policies and instructions.
The work of SHAC is carried out by its committees, which include: Family & Community Involvement, Nutrition, Physical Education & Activity, Health Education, Social & Emotional Wellness, Health Services, Healthy and safe School Environment, and Health Promotion for Staff Wellness.
It is the Texas Law that every public-school district establishes and maintain a School Health Advisory Council. Membership is comprised of parents, district staff, community agency representatives, professionals, and students. By law, most of the council members must be parents.
SHAC Vision & Mission Statement
The vision of the DVISD SHAC is for parents, employees and community members to work together to evaluate school health then provide recommendations that result in the Board of Trustees taking positive actions regarding health issues in the Del Valle community
The Del Valle SHAC’s mission statement reflects the school district’s motto, “Do ‘Whatever It Takes’ to address health-related issues within the Del Valle educational system and the surrounding community.”
The goals of the Del Valle SHAC are to:
Increase parent involvement in the SHAC
Perform ongoing assessments of the eight areas of coordinated school health
Help ensure the success of programs designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes in the district’s student and employee population
Provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees about areas of coordinated school health that could be altered to improve the health of DVISD students and staff
Consider becoming a member of the SHAC to help develop health and wellness policies affecting the health of children in Del Valle by contacting Health Services at 512-386-3073 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org Please also complete the following form: https://forms.gle/gEmFWEsqLmjBPgDz7
Meetings will be held on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m during the assigned months- dates are subject to change. All meetings will be in person/virtual. If joining us in person, the meeting will be in the DVISD administration building Room 102. A link for those who choose virtual will be sent out with the agendas. The following are the dates for the School Year 2021-22
August 12th**** Changed to August 19th
March 10th****** Changed to March 24th
Dates and times are subject to change and will be updated on website.
Contact Kathleen Stanton for more information or to be a member of the committee.
In 2017, the SHAC developed regulations on the implementation of the District’s Wellness Policy, FFA(LOCAL). The new wellness policy regulations promote healthy nutrition and fitness activities for students, staff and parents during school instruction time and afterschool events. The District will be partnering with the Austin Junior League, Common Threads nutrition promotion program, Austin Public Health and other resources to promote health and wellness in the Del Valle ISD community. See additional resource links for implementation of wellness activities below!