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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

What is a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?

A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.

SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Benefits of Having a SHAC

  1. Addressing the health needs of students through the work of the SHAC, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.
  2. SHACs play an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.
  3. SHACs can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to be healthy for a lifetime.
The Livingston ISD School Health Advisory Council focuses on promoting an optimal level of wellness for the students and staff so that their learning and teaching abilities are maximized. Our team consists of our local administrators, parents, community members, school nurses, physical education teachers, and our food services department, who all work together toward the common goal of student health. 

Lana Smith
Director of Student Resources

P.O. Box 1297, Livingston, TX. 77351
(936)328-2337 Fax: (936) 328-2349

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Students from 4th and 5th grade visit SHAC to discuss nutrition and make smoothies
Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors are School Health Advisory Council visitors

Livingston Intermediate School 4th and 5th-grade students who are Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassadors made smoothies at the LISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) meeting on Wednesday, April 3. The General manager of LISD Food Service, Mark Young, worked with the students prior to the meeting. The students introduced themselves, spoke about their field trip to NRG for the Houston Texans VIP tour, and fielded other questions from the council.  Fuel Up to Play 60 is a school nutrition and exercise program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL in collaboration with the USDA to improve health and wellness.


Pharmacy Tech students at LHS
Pharmacy Tech added to Health Science program at LHS
Livingston High School Health Science Instructor Kali Laird presented information about the
different classes, she teaches to the Livingston ISD School Health Advisory Board. Laird explained
how Health Science students receive American Heart Association CPT, First Aid, and AED training.
Once students have completed health science through the Career and Technical Education department, they
will not be required to take another complete CPR course but instead a refresher course every two years.
Every graduating senior from Livingston High School is required to have a minimum CPR knowledge training
course to complete their transcript.



Click Here for website:   Texas Department of State Health Services - School Health Advisory Committee

SHAC Meetings & Minutes

SHAC Resources