School health personnel provide support to students, schools, parents and the community in health-related activities. Program emphasis is on protecting students from health hazards and threats to personal safety, disease and infection prevention, promotion of immunizations, routine health care, healthy lifestyles, and monitoring program compliance. The program is designed to assure a safe, healthy environment that is conducive to learning and to provide professional care for those who become ill or injured while at school.
The flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, so it is crucial to have access to flu information and resources year round. Visit www.TexasFlu.org for more information on the flu and the flu vaccine. This website features helpful resources, educational material and a "Flu Vaccine Finder" map to help find flu shot providers. The CDC also has unlimited resources, information and preventative tips for protecting yourself and others against the flu. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/index.html
School Health Advisory Council
Texas State Law requires that the board of trustees of each school district establish a local School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). The purpose of the committee is to ensure that community values are reflected in the health education curriculum and other school health issues. Senate Bill 1357 expanded the duties of the council to include recommending strategies for integrating school health services, counseling and guidance services, a safe school environment, and school employee wellness into the school’s health curriculum.
The SHAC duties include recommending:
The following policies and procedures have been adopted that prescribe penalties for the use of tobacco products by students and others on school campuses or at school-sponsored or school-related activities:
Student Code of Conduct