School Health Advisory Committee

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is established to assist the District in ensuring that local community values are reflected in District health education instruction. The SHAC's duties are to make recommendations to the administration and School Board in regard to human sexuality instruction, a curriculum that addresses health education, physical education, nutritional services, and instruction to prevent the use of tobacco.

The majority of SHAC members must be parents of students enrolled at Navasota ISD and who are not employed by the District.
The Council's duties include recommending:
   1. The number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education;
   2. Curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular
       disease, Type II diabetes through coordination of health education, physical education, and
       physical activity, nutrition services, parental involvement, and instruction to prevent the use
       of tobacco;
   3. Appropriate grade levels and methods of instruction for human sexuality instruction; and
   4. Strategies for integrating the curriculum components specified by item 2, above, with the
       following elements in a coordinated school health program:
       a.  School health services;
       b.  Counseling and guidance services;
       c.  A safe and healthy school environment; and
       d.  Employee wellness.
Public Statements as required by Board Policy BDF(LOCAL):
  1. District policies ensure that elementary and middle school students engage in the amount and level of physical activity required by Education Code 28.002(l).
  2. The School Health Advisory Council met four times via Zoom during the 2020-2021 school year. 
  3. Navasota ISD complies with Texas Education Agency's vending machine and food service guidelines for restricting student access to vending machines.
  4. Navasota ISD has adopted and enforced policies that prescribe penalties for the use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored events.
  5. Parents may request in writing their child's physical fitness assessment results at the end of the school year.
For information or if you are interested in joining SHAC contact: Derek Bowman, Director of Personnel and Administrative Services, at 936-825-4281 or [email protected]

For more information on SHAC, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website by clicking HERE.
2021-2022 Navasota ISD SHAC Meeting Dates
  • October 7, 2021, at 5:30 pm in the Navasota ISD Board room & via zoom
  • November 29, 2021, at 5:30 pm in the Navasota ISD Board room & via zoom 
  • February 28, 2022,  at 5:30 pm in the Navasota ISD Board room & via zoom
  • April 4, 2022, at 5:30 pm in the Navasota ISD Board room & via zoom          
  • May 16, 2022, at 12:00 pm via zoom- Watch the recording below:
  • May 23, 2022, at 5:30 pm in the Navasota ISD Board room                                                      
Mission, Vision, Goal
Worth the Wait is a Scott & White wellness and sexual health program. The curriculum is designed for age-appropriate information. This will be presented during selected classes for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. This is an abstinence-based wellness program that will be presented by the NJH science and health teachers. The program complies with the TEKS for curriculum in classes selected for the presentations and is based on evidence research. The curriculum is available in the NJH office to preview if you so desire.