School Health Advisory

School Health Advisory Council


Wellness Policies

Wellness Policy (FFA – Legal)
Wellness Policy (FFA – Local)

Texas State Law requires that the board of trustees of each school district establish a local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The purpose of the committee is to ensure that community values are reflected in the health education curriculum and other school health issues. Senate Bill 1357 expanded the duties of the council to include recommending strategies for integrating school health services, counseling and guidance services, a safe school environment, and school employee wellness into the school’s health curriculum.
The SHAC can:

  • Be instrumental in improving student health
  • Help the district meet community involvement mandates and community expectations
  • Provide a way for community members to work together with school personnel to accomplish school district goals
  • Utilize and make the most of community resources and assets
  • Provide a forum for sharing youth health information and resources

The Canyon Independent School District’s School Health Advisory Council is comprised of parents of students enrolled in the district, community members, and district employees. The council meets a minimum of four times each year. To obtain more information about the council, contact the council chairperson, Montess Callahan.

CISD SHAC Synopsis

Every independent school district is required to have a School Health Advisory Council and School Nutrition Advisory Committee. A school district receiving Title IV funds is required to have a Safe and Drug Free Schools Council. CISD has formed a council of parents, community members, and educators with overlapping interests in all of these subjects to form one council that meets four times per year.

2018-2019 School Health Advisory Council & School Nutrition Advisory Council

Montess Callahan, Chair
Audrey Jones, Co-Chair
Jennifer Auberg
Amanda Burnam
Kylie Griffitt, RN
Marc Hamil
Lesley Harris, RN
April McDaniel
Jennifer Nickell
Sandra Pedigo
Ken Robinson
Tori Sorenson
Kari Trice
Christie Volmer
Shannon Walsh