School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
The purpose of the SHAC is to assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.
Instruction in human sexual and reproductive health requires parental opt-in. Many grade levels focus primarily on physical changes in adolescence and abuse prevention. Upon parent opt-in, the District will provide instruction in the human sexuality topics by grade level as outlined in the document below:
SHAC-Approved Special Speaker Outlines for Human Reproduction and Sexuality Education
Each school district in the State is required by Chapter 28, Subchapter A-K, and Chapter 38.013 of the Texas Education Code (TEC), to establish and maintain a district-level school health advisory council as authorized by District policy EHAA(LEGAL) and BDF(LEGAL) and guided by the BCISD SHAC bylaws.
The work of the SHAC results in recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding physical health programs, mental health programs, human sexuality instruction, parental engagement in student health, substance abuse instruction, and the development of the districtwide wellness plan.