Texas-School Health Advisory Committee: Overview of

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Texas School Health
Advisory Committee
Overview of Tools and Resources
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Legislatively mandated
◦ TEA, TDA required by law
◦ DSHS appointed by rules
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TSHAC Legislative Charge
◦ “provide assistance to the council in
establishing a leadership role for the
department in support for and delivery of
coordinated school health programs and school
health services.”
TSHAC
Required to meet 2
times a year
 Members elected to
meet every other
month (5 times a year)
 Rules outline
membership that
represents 8
components of
coordinated school
health
TSHAC
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Representative from each
of the following:
Physical Education
Health Education
Health Services
Nutrition Services
Guidance and Counseling
School Administration (2)
Organizations focused on
school age children (4)
 Parents (5)
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Currently recruiting for the following: 2 parents, 1 physician*, 1 organization
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Recommendations Developed for:
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Resources
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Sample Documents
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Physical Activity (Several on this topic)
Recess
Health Education
Coordinated School Health
Sodas in schools
Bus Idling
◦ Many topics covered such as bullying, data
resources, staff roles and responsibilities for health
services, SHAC progress report template
TSHAC
(ISD Name)
School Health Advisory Council
Annual Progress Report
To the Board of Trustees
(Date)
School Health
Advisory Council
Every independent school district is required
by law to have a school health advisory council
(SHAC) of which the majority of members
must be parents who are not employed by the
school district. The SHAC is annually appointed
by the local education agency Board of
Trustees.
Texas Education Code
Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Chairperson
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Co-Chairperson/Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Parent
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Health Services
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Physical Education
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Academics
Mr./Mrs. XXX: Administration
Advisory Capacity: Food Service, Counseling Services
(This slide is a typical representation of members. Adjust
to match your district composition. Remember that the
law now states that a parent must be the chairperson or
at least co-chair of the SHAC and that the majority of
members must be parents.)
(Name of ISD) SHAC Members
2009-2010
Coordinated School
Health
All Texas schools are required by
law to implement a CSH program
in grades K-8.
Texas Education Code
Title 3, Chapter 38, Section 38.013
The National Health Education
Standards
The National Health Education Standards (NHES)
are written expectations for what students should
know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to
promote personal, family, and community health.
The standards provide a framework for curriculum
development and selection, instruction, and student
assessment in health education.
Campus/District
FitnessGram® Data
(Insert local campus/district FitnessGram® data here.)
Other Data Sets
(Insert Campus/District/State/National data sets
using actual data or Web site links.)
Example:
School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPAN)
[especially if district has participated and has local results]
www.sph.uth.tmc.edu/dellhealthyliving/default.aspx?id=4061
County health data
School nurse log data
Attendance data
Free/reduced lunch data
Any health related data valuable to district
1. Increase number of children in healthy fitness
zone as assessed by FitnessGram®
2. xxx
3. xxx
4. xxx
5. xxx
6. xxx
(Name of ISD) SHAC Goals
SHAC Activity Report
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
(Include any activities or projects sponsored by
the SHAC for the year.)
(District name) ISD Information
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The (district) ISD SHAC Web site:
(insert Web address)
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Minutes and agendas of all meetings
can
be found at : (insert Web page
address)
SHAC
Recommendations
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
(Include any recommendations made by the
SHAC to the school board such as
recommendations on recess, graduation
requirements, health curriculum, etc.)
2009-2010
SHAC
Meeting Dates
1.
2.
3.
4.
xxx
xxx
xxx
xxx
(Minimum of four meetings required annually. Anyone
is welcome to attend any meeting.)
Useful Web Sites
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Texas School Health Advisory Committee:
www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/shadvise.shtm
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TXPTA Healthy Lifestyle Web page:
www.txpta.org/programs/healthy-lifestyles
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TEA Fitness Data: www.tea.state.tx.us./index4.aspx?id=3975
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) Survey:
www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/yrbs/query/yrbss_form.shtm
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CDC Coordinated School Health: www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/CSHP
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Texas Department of Agriculture Square Meals:
www.squaremeals.org/fn/home/page/0,1248,2348_2349_0_0,00.
html
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Regional Education Service Centers:
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/ESC
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Texas Legislature Online: www.capitol.state.tx.us
Questions???
www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/shadvise.shtm
Anita Wheeler, RN, MSN
School Health Coordinator/School Nurse Consultant
512-776-2909
[email protected]

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