Welcome to Allen SHAC!
Research shows that healthy children do better in school - from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. The Allen School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support good health and academic achievement. Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits; the habits learned during childhood carry into adulthood. The Allen SHAC utilizes the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) collaborative Coordinated School Health approach to have the most positive impact on the health outcomes.
All Allen ISD students will reach their full personal, health and academic potentials.
The mission of the Allen ISD SHAC is to build a healthy school community through a Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model that ensures all children will graduate with the knowledge and skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The purpose of the Allen ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is to promote school health. The Allen ISD SHAC will review and recommend policies and procedures to Allen ISD decision makers that impact the overall wellness of students, staff and families in Allen ISD. Support a healthy and safe school environment that fosters learning, establish healthy behaviors that last a lifetime, strengthen academic success by enriching health and physical activity opportunities, and champion the practice of coordinated school health (CSH) by effectively implementing CSH components.
What is a SHAC?
A SHAC 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 AISD 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.
Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?