We encourage everyone with an interest in ensuring that all AISD students and families are treated with dignity and respect to become involved with the SHAC (School Health Advisory Council.) You can simply attend a monthly meeting or seek a position on the board.
Please consider becoming a member of the board. You can submit your request to join the SHAC board here. Please note that one of the biggest initiatives of the “Concerned Parents” Anti-LGBTQ group is to get their supporters on the SHAC board. We want to ensure that the Informed Parents of Austin is equally represented on the board. Get more information about all AISD councils and board membership policies and procedures here.
“A SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) 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.
The AISD School Health Advisory Council meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Carruth Auditorium Board Room at 1111 West Sixth Street, unless otherwise noted. Membership to the SHAC is by annual school board appointment. Meetings are open to all interested persons. Get more information about meetings here.
Anyone wishing to speak during the Citizens Communication portion of the meeting must read the Citizens Communications Guidelines and must complete a Speaker and Comment Card prior to speaking. (The speaking time is limited to 2 minutes.)
The work of SHAC is carried out by its committees, which include:
- Family & Community Involvement
- Physical Education & Activity
- Health Education
- Social & Emotional Wellness
- Health Services
- Healthy School Environment
- Staff Wellness
We have put together a handy guide for “How to Attend a SHAC Meeting” for anyone who has more questions about attending.
To ensure we have Informed Parents representation at each meeting, please sign up to ensure we have adequate coverage.
Additional AISD Information
AISD’s Human Sexuality Unit Talking Points
AISD’s FAQ Sheet Regarding “Welcoming Schools”