• School Health, Board Advisory Committee

    The Plano ISD School Health Advisory Committee (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 committe'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 committee's duties also include reviewing and recommending methods of instruction for human sexuality in appropriate grade levels.  In addition, the committee 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) 

    2019-20 Goals

    •  Review and make recommendations regarding PE, physical activity, and coordinated school health.
      • Recommend addition of e-cigarette information to health curriculum.
      • Recommend strategies to increase parent awareness regarding community programs and services that address mental and behavioral health concerns.
    • Review and make recommendations regarding campus wellness plans, SHAC vision statement, and district wellness goal.


    • Monday, September 23, 2019
    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • Monday, January 13, 2020
    • Monday, March 2, 2020

    Meetings will be held from 5:30 - 7 p.m.

School Health Advisory Committee Members

  • 2019-20 Committee Members / *Plano ISD staff

  • Staci Antelo* (staff liaison)

    Meredith Bolin*

    Mary Jo Dean

    Galen Dickey-Laprocido

    Alexander Dvinanin

    Brady Field

    Maria Garcia

  • Xinyi Gong

    Jana Hancock*

    Janet Howell*

    Bill Huang

    Bruce Kendrick

    Christine (Chris) Kerr

    Galen Dickey-Laprocido

  • Dr. Andrew McGarrahan

    Molly Pipak* (staff liaison)

    Dylan Rafaty

    Karen Richards

    Karen Shepherd*

    Sabrina Sipes

    Dr. Jacqueline de Silva Stephen

    Mary Swinton*