• Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn

    Research shows that healthy children do better in school—from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. The Austin School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support good health and academic achievement. 

    What is the School Health Advisory Council?

    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. Texas law requires all school districts to have a SHAC. Learn more about SHAC Bylaws. 

    The TISD School Health Advisory Council meets four times a year. Meetings will be held in the Board Room at the W. E, Neill Service Center, located at 19210 Cobb, 79853, unless otherwise noted. Membership to the SHAC is by annual school board appointment. Meetings are open to all interested persons.  

    The work of SHAC is carried out by its committees, which include: Family & Community Involvement, Nutrition, Physical Education & Activity, Health Education, Social & Emotional Wellness, Health Services, Healthy School Environment, and Staff Wellness.

    SHAC Membership Roster for 2023-2024 School Year (insert link)

    Why do we need a School Health Advisory Council?

    • It's Texas law
    • Healthy children learn better
    • Schools play an important role in teaching healthy habits
    • Healthy homes and healthy schools support healthy children

    What is included in a coordinated school health program?

    The components of a coordinated school health program include:

    How can I help?

    Join the Parent Advisory Council. Form a campus wellness committee. Become active in supporting district initiatives to create healthy learning environments for all children. Attend Tornillo ISD SHAC meetings at the W. E. Neill Service Center located at 19210 Cobb, 79853. The SHAC meets four times a year from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.