School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) (2019-20)
Citizen Advisory Committee
School Board Liaison
Rachna Sizemore Heizer
Lea M. Skurpski, Director, Office of Operations and Strategic Planning, Department of Special Services
Va. Code §22.1-275.1—Each school board may establish a school health advisory board of no more than twenty members which shall consist of broad-based community representation including, but not limited to, parents, students, health professionals, educators, and others. The advisory board shall 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.
2019-20 Committee Charge
The FCPS School Board hereby charges the School Health Advisory Committee with reviewing factors impacting overall student health and social-emotional wellness, inclding student safety/school climate, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, school-day screen-time, and middle school start times.
Participation, Implementation, and Support of the FCPS Wellness Policy
The Fairfax County School Board will engage members of the school community and the general public to develop, assess, review and/or revise the FCPS Wellness Policy and Regulations. The School Health Advisory Committee will assess and review the Wellness Policy and Regulations to make recommendations to the School Board and serve as a vehicle for engaging the public.
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Reports, Policies, and Regulations
- 2017-2020 Triennial Wellness Assessment
- 2018-2019 School Wellness Survey Responses and Summary Report
- 2018-2019 Staff Response to Recommendations
- 2018-2019 Annual Report
- 2018-2019 Attendance Report
- Student and Staff Health and Wellness Policy 2100
- Student and Staff Health and Wellness Regulation 2100
2019-20 Meeting Schedule
The SHAC meets every third Wednesday of the month. All meetings are held at the Gatehouse Administration Center (GAC) located at 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 at 7:00 p.m.
Please note that when schools are closed due to snow or inclement weather, SHAC meetings will be cancelled. FCPS provides information about closings and delays on www.fcps.edu.
Public Comment at SHAC Meetings During COVID-19 Emergency
During the COVID-19 Emergency, the SHAC will only meet virtually. During this time, Fairfax County and City residents may submit a video or audio testimony by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A maximum of 10 slots are available, first come, first served. Please submit your video or audio testimony by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting. Video and audio testimony should not exceed 3 minutes in length.
- September 18, 2019 in room 5055
September Agenda | September Minutes
- October 16, 2019 in room 5055
October Agenda | October Minutes
- November 20, 2019 in room 1600
November Agenda | November Minutes
- January 15, 2020 in room 5055
January Agenda | January Minutes
- February 19, 2020 in room 1600
February Agenda | February Minutes
- The meeting scheduled for March 18th has been cancelled.
- The meeting scheduled for April 15th has been cancelled.
- May 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
- June 17, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SHAC committee members will participate electronically due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Members of the public are welcome to attend virtually at https://www.fcps.edu/streamingmeeting
Making Public Comment at Meetings of the School Health Advisory Committee
Time is set aside at each meeting for public comment and the committee looks forward to hearing from parents, educators, students, and the greater Fairfax County community.
Vacant, At Large-Keys-Garmarra
Diana Nash, At Large-McElveen
Seung Je Yo, At Large-Moon
Theresa Sheipe, Braddock
Lori Jacobs, Dranesville
Karim Daugherty, Elementary School Principal Association
Brenda Silvia-Torma, Fairfax City School Board
Kara Danner, Fairfax County Council of PTAs
Joanna Hemmat, Fairfax County Health Department
Camille Bartus, Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Human Resources
Bethany Koszelak, Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Special Services
Lorraine Trouton, Fairfax County Public Schools, Department of Special Services
Richard Michelback, Fairfax County Public Schools, Facilities and Transportation Services
Libby Lyon, Fairfax County Public Schools, Food and Nutritional Services
Carrie Reynolds, Fairfax County Public Schools, Instructional Services Department
Shreya Papneija, Fairfax County Public Schools, Students
Joe Thompson, High School Principals Association
David Whiting, Hunter Mill
Kate Garrson, INOVA
Carol Stiller, League of Women Voters
Amber Chamberlain, Lee
Holly Spanier, Mason
Adriana van Breda, Mt. Vernon
Phyllis Payne, Providence
Cecilia Alvarez, Springfield District representative
Catherine Stewart, Sully District representative
Agenda for 9/18/19 meeting
Agenda for 10/16/19 Meeting
Agenda for 11/20/19 meeting
Agenda for 1/15/20 meeting
Agenda for 2/19/20 meeting
May Meeting Agenda
Agenda for 5/20/20 meeting
June Meeting Agenda
Agenda for 6/17/20 meeting
May 2019 Minutes
Minutes for 5/15/19 meeting
Minutes for 9/18/19 meeting
Minutes for 10/16/19 meeting
Minutes for 11/20/19 meeting
Minutes from 1/15/20 meeting
Minutes from 2/19/20 meeting