• School Health Board Advisory Committee

    The Plano ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is an advisory group whose members include parents, students, teachers, staff members and diverse community representation.  The group acts collectively to provide advice to the school district on all aspects of the school health program. 


    The council’s duties include recommending the number of hours of instruction to be provided in health education, and reviewing curriculum appropriate for specific grade levels designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes. The council’s duties also include reviewing and recommending methods of instruction for human sexuality in appropriate grade levels.  In addition, the council can review and recommend coordinated school health strategies for integrating appropriate curriculum components through the following: 1) health education, 2) physical education, 3) physical activity, 4) nutrition services, 5) parental involvement, 6) school health service, 7) counseling and guidance services, 8) employee wellness, and 9) a safe and healthy school environment. The board of trustees may direct the committee to study and make recommendations on specific issues. [TEC 28.004(e) 

    2018-2019 Goals

    • Review the Human Sexuality portion of the Health I high school curriculum and make recommendations for adjusting the Health I course in eighth grade
    • Review and make recommendations regarding physical education, physical activity, and coordinated health programs.


    • October 15, 2018
    • November 12, 2018 
    • January 14, 2019
    • March 25, 2019

    Meetings will be held from (5:30 p.m. dinner) 6 to 8 p.m. at the Administration Center, room 311.

School Health Advisory Committee Members

  • 2018-19 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Staci Antelo* (staff liaison)

    Jonathan Banister

    Iwaz Barwari

    Meredith Bolin*

    Mary Jo Dean

    Alexander Dvinanin

    Brady Field

  • Maria Garcia

    Jana Hancock*

    Janet Howell*

    Bill Huang

    Christine (Chris) Kerr

    Galen Dickey-Laprocido

    Dr. Andrew McGarrahan

  • Molly Pipak* (staff liaison)

    Karen Richards

    Karen Shepherd*

    Christine Slote - PTA

    Sabrina Sipes

    Mary Swinton*

    Dr. Lisa Thibodeaux*