The TSHAC created the resources on this page to give research, best practices, ,and information to help school leaders in their efforts to promote school health.
Topics for Local SHAC Meetings
School health advisory councils (SHAC) are important partners when making recommendations for carrying out school health programs. Districts may use the SHAC to ask for guidance and recommendations on a variety of school health topics. SHACs are required to meet four times each year. This document lists topics for SHAC meetings.
Dealing with Economic Crisis Resources
This document provides resources and ideas to assist students and families during an economic crisis.
Mental Health Resources for Educators and Schools
This document lists resources to help school districts meet the requirements of Health and Safety Code §161.325 and Texas Education Code §21.451.
SHAC Annual Progress Report to the Board of Trustees and Cover Letter
SHACs are required to submit a yearly report to its local school board. This customizable PowerPoint presentation is a template that helps SHACs meet this requirement.
Coordinated School Health Resource Data Sets
This document compiles available child and school health data sources for writing grants, reports, and campus improvement plans.
SHAC Self-Assessment and Cover Letter
A SHAC should periodically assess how well it functions so it can improve. The SHAC Self-Assessment Tool can guide a SHAC through this process and steer the SHAC towards improvement.
Bullying Prevention Toolkit
The Texas legislature has addressed the need for districts to develop anti-bullying policies and interventions. This toolkit lists resources to help develop anti-bullying policies and interventions shown to work.
• Introduction for the Bullying Prevention Toolkit
• Bullying Prevention Websites and Resources - Digest
• Bullying Prevention Websites and Resources - Annotated
• Sample Resolution: SHAC Recommendation Against Bullying in Texas Public Schools
Sample Resolution: SHAC Recommendations on Obesity Prevention in Texas Public Schools and Cover Letter
This document is an example of a school-based obesity prevention resolution for SHACs. SHACs can use this resolution to support their school district as they work towards improving and strengthening:
• nutrition education;
• access to healthy foods;
• physical education and physical activity opportunities before, during and after school; and
• joint-use agreements that make school recreational facilities available to the community during non-school hours.
Resolution Supporting Inclusive Practices for Students with Exceptionalities in Texas Public Schools
This document is an example of a resolution supporting all students with exceptionalities In Texas public schools. SHACs can use this resolution to support their school districts as they work towards providing a high quality, inclusive education with full and meaningful access to the general education curriculum.
School Health Initiative Screening Tool and Cover Letter
Outside vendors approach school districts and SHACs with products, curriculum, programs, or resources on a regular basis. SHACs might review these items and make recommendations to the school district or school board for use. This tool assists SHACs with any review of school health-related products, curriculum, programs, or resources.
Sodium Reduction in Schools
This document provides school districts and school nutrition practitioners recommended strategies for sodium reduction.
School Health Services Staff Roles
This document outlines health services roles and responsibilities based on state laws, professional licensing and best practices.