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School Health Advisory Council

Princeton ISD established a local school health advisory council to ensure that local community values and health issues are reflected in the district's health education instruction. A majority of members must be parents of students enrolled in PISD and who are not employed by the district. One or more public school teachers, public school administrators, PISD students, health-care professionals, members of the business community, law enforcement representatives, senior citizens, clergy, representatives of nonprofit health organizations, or representatives of another group may serve. [See EHAA legal] This committee meets four times annually.

What does SHAC do?

The SHAC may perform a number of functions, including the following:

  • determine the number of hours of instruction provided in health education
  • consider curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type II diabetes through coordination of health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition services, parental involvement
  • select instruction to prevent the use of tobacco
  • develop coordinated school health programs that includes the following:
    • school health services
    • counseling and guidance services
    • fostering a safe and healthy school environment
    • school employee wellness

Meeting Dates & Documents

SHAC Documents


District Liaison: Wendy Cain, Director of Mental and Physical Wellness

Committee Membership: A majority of members must be parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. 

Meetings: The SHAC will meet four times per year. Subcommittee work may require additional small group meetings. 

Term Length: 1, 2, or 3 school years