The School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) advises the Fairfax County School Board about issues promoting healthy youth in our schools and community. The purpose of SHAC is to assist with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment, and health services.
Members are appointed by the Fairfax County School Board to serve two-year terms. Fairfax County citizens serve on SHAC, representing, among others, each member of the School Board, and a variety of citizen groups, as mandated by School Board Regulation 1710. The School Health Advisory Committee satisfies all requirements for membership and responsibilities as established in the Code of Virginia, Section 22.1-275.1.
Next meeting: (note room change) Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 7pm at the Gatehouse Administrative Center, Café 1st floor, 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church.
2012-2013 Committee Charge:
Research the work of Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax (PFHF) and the Community Transformation Grant that was awarded to Fairfax County by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Explore linkages and opportunities to coordinate efforts between FCPS, Fairfax County government, and the Fairfax community to increase local participation in the national effort to improve the health of our students and increase the capacity of our community to develop a health workforce for the future.
Robin Sheare, Web Development Specialist
April 18, 2013