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School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)


GISD has a school wellness plan that focuses on maintaining high standards of nutrition and wellness among students.  The goal of the district’s nutrition and wellness plan is to strengthen and coordinate the components of school health.  By doing so, we can provide a comprehensive learning environment for developing and practicing positive health behaviors contributing to students’ wellness, academic performance and lifelong health.  View the 2018-2019 GISD School Nutrition and Wellness Plan



Meetings are held in the Administrative Office Board Room at 4:00 p.m.  

(Minimum of four meetings are required annually.  Anyone is welcome to attend any meeting.)

(2018-19) Agenda and Minutes

September 11, 2018

Agenda Minutes

October 23, 2018, and will present to the Board of Trustees at the November 2018 Board Meeting

Agenda Minutes

December 11, 2018 – Rescheduled

Agenda Minutes

February 12, 2019

Agenda Minutes

April 9, 2019

Agenda Minutes

April 25, 2019

Agenda Minutes

(2017-18) Agenda and Minutes

October 24, 2017

Agenda Minutes

December 12, 2017

Agenda Minutes

February 6, 2018

Agenda Minutes

April 10, 2018

Agenda Minutes

(2016-17) Agenda and Minutes

November 15, 2016

Agenda Minutes

December 13, 2016

Agenda Minutes

February 14, 2017

Agenda Minutes

April 11, 2017

Agenda Minutes


2018-19 SHAC Members

Kim Carter: Chairperson, Asst. Principal

Jenny Flowers: Co-Chairperson, GISD Registered Nurse

Tobie Walker: Co-Chairperson, Parent, Health Care Professional

Caroline Heiner:  Co-Chairperson, Retired Public School Administrator, Prior Parent

Katrina Garner:  Parent, Health Care Professional

Sindra McLean: Parent, Health Care Professional

Autumn Cox:  Parent, Law Enforcement

 1.  District policies adopted to ensure that elementary school, middle school, and junior high school students engage in at least the amount and level of physical activity required by Education Code 28.002(l) [see EHAB and EHAC];

2.  For the number of times the SHAC has met in the previous year(s), see posting of meetings above;

3.  The district has adopted and enforces policies to ensure compliance with TEA’s vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines;

4.  The district has adopted and enforces policies and procedures that prescribe penalties for the use of e‑cigarettes, as defined at Education Code 38.006, and tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities [see DH and GKA]; and

5.  Parents can request in writing a copy of their child’s physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year [see FFAA].  Please request from your child’s campus. 

SHAC 2018-19 Goals:

  1. To make our staff/community aware that there is a prescription drug disposal box at the Groesbeck Police Dept. that is open daily from 8-5 p.m. to promote drug safety.
  2. Opium Drug Awareness
  3. Seatbelt/Carseat Awareness
  4. To ensure that all seniors have CPR training prior to graduation.
  5. Increase the number of children in a healthy fitness zone as assessed by FitnessGram.
  6. To increase awareness of David’s Law in grades 3-12 by holding student programs at each campus and incorporate other anti-bullying strategies and initiatives.
  7. To increase student and staff attendance by 50%.

SHAC 2017-18 Goals

  1. Increase the number of children in a healthy fitness zone as assessed by FitnessGram.
  2. To work in conjunction with the student DASH committee at the high school and student leaders at the middle school to promote health and wellness initiatives, such as promoting organ donor awareness and Red Ribbon Week.
  3. To increase awareness of David’s Law in grades 3-12 by holding student programs at each campus and incorporate other anti-bullying strategies and initiatives.
  4. To work in conjunction with the County Extension Agency to present health, safety, and wellness initiatives to students on all campuses.                                                                                   

SHAC Guide Link

Useful Web Sites

CDC Coordinated School Health:

Foster Care & Student Success:

Prevent Child Abuse:

Regional Education Service Centers:

Texas A&M Dinner Tonight:

Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) - Square Meals:,1248,2348_2349_0_0,00.html

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Fitness Data:

Texas Parent Teacher Association (TXPTA) – Healthy Lifestyle:

Texas Legislature Online:

Texas School Health Advisory Committee:

The University of Illinois – Health Infomatics:

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) Survey:

Links to Sites Supporting SHAC Goals:

Hand Washing:

Influenza Vaccination Week:

TEA Guidance on Questions Related to Ebola:

Anti-bullying Organization (Stand for the Silent):

Dangers of Texting While Driving (Remember Alex Brown):

The Science Behind Drug Abuse: