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Student Health Advisory Council

School Health Advisory Council

Every independent school district is required by law to have a school health advisory council (SHAC) of which the majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the school district.  The SHAC is annually appointed by the Florence ISD Board of Trustees.

2023-2024 Florence ISD School Health Advisory Members:

Dr. Kelly Avritt, Chairperson

Kaylin Isbell, Co-Chair, Parent

Delisa Atkinson, Parent

Kelly Conner, Parent

Erendira Remigio Ramos, Parent

Laurie Born, Community Member

Lillian Barnett, Child Nutrition Director

Annette Cooper, Physical Education Teacher

Chantel McDonald, District Nurse


What is a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)?

A SHAC is a group of individuals representative of segments of the community, appointed by the Board of Trustees, to serve at the district level.  SHACs provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.  The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education instruction.

SHACs provide an efficient, effective structure for recommending age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders.

Benefits of Having a SHAC

  • Addressing the health needs of students through the work of the SHAC helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.
  • Communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents, and community stakeholders.
  • Helping parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to be healthy for a lifetime.



Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code outlines the law regarding SHACs.  The entire Texas Education Code can be obtained online at: .

SHAC Guide for Texas School Districts

The School Health Advisory Councils Guide for Texas School Districts provides information to support the SHAC.  The guide can be obtained online at: .

To find out how you can be involved or get more information regarding the SHAC, contact Dr. Kelly Avritt, Assistant Superintendent at 254-793-2850. 

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Meeting #1           30 October 2023          Minutes

Meeting #2          11 December 2023

Meeting #3          12 February 2024

Meeting #4          22 April 2024

2022-2023 Meeting Dates

Meeting #1               20 October 2022         Meeting Minutes  

Meeting #2               17 November 2022      Meeting Minutes 

Meeting #3               23 February 2023       Meeting Minutes 

Meeting #4                   20 April 2023               Meeting Minutes 



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