College Station Independent School District

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School Health Advisory Council / Wellness Plan

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

The CSISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of parents, community members, and CSISD staff members representing CSISD schools that studies issues regarding the health and well-being of students and staff. The council addresses the continued implementation of a coordinated health program including health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, healthy school environment, staff health promotion and family/community involvement

Topics that have been discussed, reported on, and recommendations to the CSISD School Board in previous years have included: substance abuse and prevention, mental health services, suicide awareness and prevention, physical fitness and health curriculum, electronic device usage, and recess.  

If you are interested in more information regarding the CSISD SHAC, please feel free to contact Ernest “Buddy” Reed, Director of Student Activities, via email - or phone - 979-764-5525. 

SHAC Meeting Dates and Times

The SHAC meets 4 times each school year.  The meeting dates, times, and location for the 2019-2020 school year are listed below.

October 30, 2019

  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • CSISD Boardroom

November 20, 2019

  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • CSISD Boardroom

January 22, 2020

  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • CSISD Boardroom

February 26, 2020

  • 6 - 7 p.m.
  • CSISD Boardroom

The annual SHAC School Board Report will be given to the School Board during the April 21, 2020 regular school board meeting. 

SHAC Wellness Plan

The SHAC Wellness Plan (link below) is reviewed and updated annually.  The plan includes specific information and applicable policies related to the following topics:

SHAC Beliefs

  • Nutrition & Food Services
  • Physical Activity
  • Health Education
  • Parent and Community Involvement
  • Staff Wellness
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Healthy and Safe Schools
  • Recess
  • Vending Machines
  • Tobacco & Electronic Cigarettes
  • Right to request physical fitness records

Health Services Information

Each school in College Station ISD employs a full time Registered Nurse [link to nurse information by campus] and at least one full time school counselor [link to school counselor by campus]. The District has two full time mental health consultants that are available to work with students and staff members.  Both comprehensive high schools employ two full time certified athletic trainers and the athletic department contracts with private practice certified athletic trainers to help provide medical support at middle school and high school athletic events.

There is a variety of Public Health Services and Mental Health Services available in the Brazos Valley.  The major hospital and health support organizations are listed in the table below with links to their specific website to help students, families, and community members find specific health services. 

Name of Organization

Website with contact information

Brazos County Health Department

Baylor Scott & White Hospitals

CHI St. Joseph Health

Rock Prairie Behavioral Health

MHMR of the Brazos Valley

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