• SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

    • The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) serves exclusively in an advisory role, assisting the district in ensuring that local community values and health issues are reflected in the district’s health education instruction. The committee is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is comprised primarily of parents (who are not employees of the district) of students enrolled in the district.  

      The Board may also appoint one or more teachers, administrators, students, health-care professionals, business representatives, law enforcement representatives, senior citizens, clergy, representatives of nonprofit health organizations, or representatives of another group.  A majority of the representatives must be parents. 

      The committee meets throughout the school year as determined by the Superintendent or designee. 

      Responsibilities include:

      • Recommend the number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education*
      • Recommend curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 Diabetes through coordination of health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition services, parental involvement, and instruction to prevent use of tobacco*
      • Recommend strategies for integrating the curriculum components specified in this item with the following elements in a coordinated school health program:*  school health services, counseling and guidance services, safe and healthy school environment, and school employee wellness
      • Recommend appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction*
      • Recommend format for an annual District Health Report
      • Recommend a minimum number of minutes of unstructured physical activity (recess) for grades K-5*

      * Required by law and policy

      Members of the RT-C SHAC Committee

       1. Stacy Eilers, Chair, Secondary Campus Parent
      2. Paul Burnett, Co-Chair, Elementary Parent
      3. Dawn Moore, Parent, Secretary of SHAC
      4. Loretta Hicks, Parent
      5. Dodd Lange, Parent
      6. Rachel Franklin, Parent
      7. Quentin Burkham, Parent
      8. Corina Blazek, Student
      9. Taylor Nelius, Student
      10. Sara Behnke, Parent
      11. Tamara Williams, Parent

      RTC ISD SHAC representatives from the district:

      1. Linda McCulloch, Health Services, District Liaison
      2. Kate Schoen, Elementary Principal, District Liaison
      3. Brandon Schovajsa, Superintendent, District Liaison
      4. RaChelle Kuecker, HS Principal, District Liaison
      5. Veronica Skaggs, Nutrition Services
      6. Bonnie Pesch, Physical Education
      7. Kathy Warburton, Health and Wellness
      8. Monica Fricke, Counselor

       

      The RT-C SHAC meets twice per year.  Sub-committees may meet more often, as needed.

       

      Link to Texas SHAC website and resources:  https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm