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 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.
 
 
The School Health Advisory Council meets four times during each school year. Meetings are open to the public and include an agenda item for public comment.  The agenda is released 72 hours prior to the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Derek Bowman at [email protected].

 

SHAC Meeting Schedule for 2022-2023

  • October 10, 2022
  • November 7, 2022
  • February 6, 2023
  • April 3, 2023
                                            
Mission, Vision, Goal
SHAC
 
Navasota ISD currently uses the Living Well Aware Adolescent Health Program (previously known as Scott and White Worth-the-Wait), an abstinence-based sex education curriculum used in grades six through eight. The Living Well Aware Adolescent Health Program curriculum provides factual, age-appropriate information that helps students understand that abstinence is the expected standard for teens. As students advance from grade to grade, they receive more detailed information and learn lessons that build upon knowledge acquired in previous years. These lessons focus on developing skills for life and healthy relationships.
Texas Senate Bill 9 Information for Parents and Guardians
 

According to Texas Senate Bill 9, Navasota ISD is required to provide instruction relating to the prevention of child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking.  Navasota ISD, with guidance from the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), will approve the curriculum that will be used to teach each of these topics and has determined the grade level(s) that will receive instruction on each of these topics.  

As a parent/guardian, you have the right to preview the curriculum(s) at any time.  Your child’s campus will share information regarding parent education opportunities that will be offered throughout the school year allowing you to preview the material(s) and ask questions of your child’s campus leaders.  At least 14 days before each instructional presentation, your child’s campus will provide communication regarding the date(s) of each of these lessons. 

Before a student may be provided with instruction related to child abuse, family violence, dating violence, and sex trafficking, Navasota ISD must obtain written consent from the student’s parent/guardian.  Parents/Guardians will complete the SB9 Consent Form. 

*Please note: that not all topics are covered at every grade level.

Texas House Bill 1525 Information for Parent and Guardians

According to Texas House Bill 1525, Navasota ISD is required to provide instruction relating to human sexuality. Navasota ISD with guidance from the NISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) has approved the curriculum that will be used to teach this topic and has determined the grade level(s) that will receive instruction on this topic. 
 
As a parent/guardian, you have the right to preview the curriculum at any time. Your child's campus will share information regarding parent education opportunities that will be offered throughout the school year allowing you to preview the material(s) and ask questions of your child's campus leaders. At least 14 days before each instructional presentation, your child's campus will provide communication regarding the date(s) of each of these lessons. 
 
Before a student may be provided with instruction related to human sexuality, Navasota ISD must obtain written consent from the student's parent/guardian. 
 
Parents/Guardians will complete the Navasota ISD Opt-In Form. 
 
*Please note: that not all topics are covered at every grade level. 
 
Baylor Scott & White Living WELL Aware Adolescent Health Program Annual Notification:
 
As a part of the district’s curriculum, students receive instruction related to human sexuality. The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) makes recommendations for course materials, and the school board adopts the materials and determines the specific content of the instruction.
 
Navasota ISD currently uses the Living Well Aware Adolescent Health Program (previously known as Scott and White Worth-the-Wait), an abstinence-based sex education curriculum used in grades six through eight.
 
The Living Well Aware Adolescent Health Program curriculum provides factual, age-appropriate information that helps students understand that abstinence is the expected standard for teens. As students advance from grade to grade, they receive more detailed information and learn lessons that build upon knowledge acquired in previous years. These lessons focus on developing skills for life and healthy relationships.