School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

  • Texas requires every independent school district to have a School Health Advisory Council.  A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community appointed by the school district to provide advice on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.  The School Health Advisory Council serves exclusively in an advisory role, assisting the district in ensuring that local community values and health issues are reflected in the district’s health education instruction. The GISD SHAC has at least four meetings per school year. Contact one of the campus offices or school nurse for dates, times, and location of the meetings.


    Ganado ISD is proud to have an active SHAC with members consisting of GISD parents, healthcare professionals, representatives of the community, and school personnel.   


    The components of a Coordinated School Health Program include:

    • Nutrition services
    • Physical education
    • Health education
    • Counseling
    • Health services
    • Family and community involvement
    • Healthy school environment
    • Health promotion for school staff


    If you would like to become a member of the Ganado ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), please contact the School Nurse.