CCISD School Health Advisory Committee Parent Participation Requested
The Clear Creek Independent School District School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) assists the school district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education programming and instruction as authorized by Texas Education Code 28.004(a) and in accordance with policies BDF (Legal) and EHAA (Legal).
The School Health Advisory Committee is comprised of parents, students, staff, and health professionals. Fifteen (15) parent representatives are selected through a random drawing based on CCISD Board of Trustee District boundaries. Three (3) student members will be recommended by high school principals and participate under parent permission. Seven (7) staff and three (3) health community members will be selected by the superintendent or his designee. A final roster of membership is ultimately appointed and approved by the Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees.
SHAC meetings are held a minimum of four times per calendar year with subcommittees meeting more frequently. General SHAC meeting notices will be posted within 72 hours of the meeting date. All general SHAC meetings will be recorded. Audio recordings will be made available on the district’s website within 10 days of the meeting along with meeting minutes. Meetings will be held generally in June, August, October, and January. An annual report to the school board will be presented in March. Solicitation for new members will be held in April.
During the initial meeting of the 2022 SHAC, each parent member will draw for a one-year or two-year term. In 2023, the one-year term members will be replaced with two-year term members. This staggered approach will allow for consistency in SHAC membership from year-to-year. In future years, parent representatives will serve two-year terms. Each student member will serve a one-year term.
Annually, the SHAC will elect a chairman and co-chairman which shall be CCISD parents. Charges & Guidelines The Committee’s work will be guided by the Education Code, state and local policies, and the following Charges & Guidelines.
The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for making policy recommendations related to student health.
1. Consider issues relating to student physical activity and fitness and make policy recommendations to increase physical activity and improve fitness among students. 2. Recommend appropriate methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction and grade levels to receive such instruction.
3. Develop strategies to achieve a safe and healthy school environment inclusive of mental health services, substance abuse prevention, and child nutrition.
4. Identify community programming to increase parental awareness of risky behaviors, early warning signs of suicide risks, and behavioral health concerns.
1. Adhere to state law regarding the role and responsibilities of a School Health Advisory Committee.
2. Consider constructive public feedback throughout the recommendation development process.
3. Approach sensitive topics with care, recognizing parents are the primary decision-maker concerning their children’s health and well-being.
4. Consider CCISD’s financial position and identify local, state, or federal financial resources that may be available
Interested parents should submit their application no later than 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022. A lottery will be held and those selected and appointed by the CCISD Board of Trustees will be notified Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
For more information, contact the CCISD Office of Communications at 281-284-0020 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.