Tuesday, August 25, 2015

SBISD’s School Health Advisory Council Honored

Rebecca Fuchs (center left), SBISD director of wellness and elementary counseling,
and Lisa Lauter, DSHAC parent co-chair, receive the It’s Time Texas award during
the Aug. 24 board meeting along with committee members and senior staff.
Spring Branch ISD’s District School Health Advisory Council (DSHAC) is one of five district councils from across the state to earn the 2015 It’s Time Texas SHAC Award.

This award was presented in June to SBISD’s school health advisory council, and the SHAC was recognized Aug. 24 during the SBISD Board of Trustees meeting. It’s Time Texas CEO Baker Harrell, Ed.D., presented the award.

Criteria for the It’s Time Texas SHAC award included engagement of parents and students, program and/or policy contributions and recommendations, total number of Coordinated School Health areas addressed in annual recommendations, as well as the frequency of SHAC meetings.

“We are very proud to recognize the Spring Branch ISD SHAC for this award. The Spring Branch ISD SHAC is truly a model for other SHACs across the state, and we are proud to both recognize its successes and share its story with others across Texas,” said Harrell in a prepared statement.

As an It’s Time Texas top award winner, the district SHAC will be featured on the Austin group’s website and was also awarded a $300 grant.

During the past year, the district SHAC helped increase student participation at the campus level and helped provide health awareness across the district for a healthier community through participation in the HEB Community Challenge.

Among others across the district, it was reported that DSHAC parent co-chair Lisa Lauter, a parent of students at Frostwood Elementary and at Westchester Academy for International Studies, has helped take the district council to a new level.


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