Bylaws of the Weimar Independent School District
School Health Advisory Council
Article I: Name and Purpose of the SHAC
Section I: Name of Organization
Each school district in the State is required in Chapter 28, Subchapter A-K, and Chapter 38.013 of the Texas Education Code, to establish and maintain a district level school health advisory council. The name of the organization shall be the Weimar Independent School District (ISD) School Health Advisory Council hereinafter referred to as the “SHAC”.
Section II: Purpose
The purpose Weimar ISD SHAC is to serve in an advisory capacity, and provide recommendations, guidance, and other assistance to the Weimar ISD Board of Trustees in order to enhance student performance by promoting healthy lifestyles and integrity. It shall be the responsibility of the Board of Trustees, upon the advice and counsel of the SHAC, to establish and amend the Bylaws and Policies.
Article II: Membership
Section I: Size of Council
The SHAC will consist of no more than 15 members and no less than 8.
Section II: Membership Criteria
- The majority of SHAC members must be parents or guardian of the students enrolled in the district who are not employed by the district.
- The Board of Trustees may also appoint one or more persons from each of the following groups: teachers, administrators, district students, health care professionals, business community, law enforcement, senior citizens, clergy, and nonprofit health organizations.
- The district school nurse/ wellness coordinator, Health/PE Specialist, Director of Food Services, and Guidance Counselor shall serve in an ex-officio (non-voting) capacity.
Section III: Term of Service
The term of service for an appointment shall be two years, normally beginning the first SHAC meeting in September. Terms may be staggered to maintain continuity on the SHAC. Parents and community members will serve a two year appointment. Campus level staff and students will serve a one-year term. Members may serve multiple terms.
Section VI: Vacancies
Vacancies shall be filled by an affirmative vote of the majority of the SHAC and must be approved by the Board of Trustees.
Article III: Meetings
Section I: Regular Meetings
Regular meetings will be held the third Tuesday of the month of the meeting. The first meeting in September shall be considered the first meeting for the year. Other meeting shall be held in November, February, and April. All meeting will be held in the Weimar ISD Board Room from 12:10 P.M. till 1:00 P.M. All meetings must comply with the “open meeting law”. Roberts Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of each meeting.