School Health Advisory Council
The goal of the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for UCPS is to strengthen and expand instructional programs and support services for the eight components of a coordinated school health model:
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Health Services
- Nutrition Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Healthy School Environment
- Health Promotion for Staff
- Family/Community Involvement
The SHAC in Union County was originally established to bridge partnerships between Union County Public Schools, the Union County Board of Education and the Union County Health Department. Members from each of these entities, as well as other stakeholders of the community and LEA comprise our SHAC membership. We meet 3-4 times a year and give recommendations to the UCPS Superintendent and Board of Education.
Promoting healthy and safe behaviors among students is an important part of the fundamental mission of schools. Providing young people with the knowledge and skills they needs to become healthy and productive adults can increase the students’ capacity to learn, reduce absenteeism, and improve physical fitness and mental alertness.