Simms Independent School District

SHAC - School Health Advisory Council

What is SHAC?

A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. Texas law (Texas Education Code, Title 2, Subtitle F, Chapter 28, Subchapter A, §28.004) requires the establishment of a SHAC for every school district.  SHACs are required to meet at least four times each year. 

SHACs assist the districts in ensuring that local community values are reflected in health education instruction. Additionally, SHACs can help districts meet performance goals and alleviate financial constraints. SHACs play an important role in strengthening the connection between health and learning. They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.  (taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services website found here


Our committee members are:
Misty Howard, Parent Representative/Chair
Dru Driver, Counselor
Lisa Hudgeons, Administrator
Leanna Stephenson, Parent/Community Representative
Pat Dyke, Community Representative
Ashley Rogers, School Nurse/Parent
Annie Hensley, Parent Representative
Kay Holmes, Child Nutrition Manager
*Suki O'Neal, Business Representative
Simms ISD and the SHAC committee will be sponsoring a health fair in April. More information to come!
Find the results of the Simms SHAC here