School Health Advisory Council
Schools alone cannot be responsible for the health and well-being of children and youth in their communities. By utilizing a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), schools can find partners within their communities to identify health problems and concerns, set priorities, and design solutions.
The mission of the Guilford County Schools School Health Advisory Council is to serve as a collective voice and active school/community advisory body for the GCS’s Coordinated School Health Program.
A coordinated school health program is designed to help young people grow into healthy and productive adults by focusing on their physical, emotional, social and educational development, and is primarily composed of the following eight key components:
1. Health Education
2. Physical Education
3. Health Services
4. Nutrition Services
5. Healthy School Environment
6. School Counseling
7. Psychological and Social Services
8. Staff Wellness
9. Family and Community Involvement In Schools
Council meets regularly to review matters of health and make recommendations to the GCS Superintendent and Board of Education.