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What's a SHAC???

The School Health Advisory Council is a group of individuals who work with the school district, with the goal of improving the health of students and the community.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services,  "A SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to 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."   For more information on the role SHAC plays in the health and wellness of our schools, please see this Guide for Texas School Districts.

Nurse Pedone is the coordinator for Merkel ISD's SHAC, which meets at least 4 times a year, to discuss district policy and help coordinate school and community heath efforts.  If you are interested in becoming part of the SHAC, please return this application to your child's school.

Our Mission
The mission of the Merkel Independent School district is to provide, to the full extent of their individual abilities, all students with the skills of logical, independent, and creative thinking, and effective communication.  Further, as a result of instruction in our schools, students will acquire a knowledge and appreciation of our citizenship responsibilities, of our economic responsibilities, and of our American heritage.  In our schools, learning will occur in an environment of moral values and character, and these characteristics will be communicated to all students.  The accomplishment of this mission will be characterized by equity, efficiency, and accountability.

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