SHAC Bylaws

Aubrey ISD School Health Advisory Council



updated 11/13/2017



The name of this group shall be the Aubrey ISD School Health Advisory Council

ARTICLE II: Purposes

The purposes of this group are stated in the mission statement as follows:

Mission Statement: The mission of the AISD SHAC is to promote sound school policies that will maintain and improve the health and wellness of its students, faculty and community members.

Vision Statement: The vision of the AISD SHAC is to promote healthy physical, mental, social and emotional attitudes and behaviors that can be incorporated as lifelong habits.

ARTICLE III: Membership

The board of trustees shall appoint members to the local school health education advisory council. Majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The board of trustees also may appoint one or more persons from each of the following groups or a representative from a group other than those mentioned: public school teachers, administrators, district students, healthcare professionals, business community, law enforcement, senior citizens, clergy and nonprofit health care organizations. The council shall consist of no less than 10 people.

Terms of appointment: Nurse, counselors, health teachers and clergy shall have indefinite terms. Other members may apply each year to be approved by the board.

Resignation: If for any reason a council member is unable to fulfill the obligation to the council, he/she may resign with written notice to the chair giving the council at least 30 days to find a replacement.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to serve on the council a person must live within the community, work for AISD in one of the appointed positions or have children that attend AISD.  They must have a strong commitment to the purpose of the council, and a strong desire to attend and participate in the meetings.

Selection: Council members shall be selected on recommendations by other council members, community members or school personnel. Volunteers will be accepted if they meet the criteria.

ARTICLE IV: Meetings

Council meetings will be held at least four times per year on Monday afternoons at 4:30PM, whenever possible. The meetings will be held at the Aubrey ISD Professional Development Room at 415 Tisdell Lane. The agenda will be set by the co-chairperson and sent out at least 1 week prior to the meeting with the meeting notice along with the previous meeting minutes. A quorum will be the members present at the meeting.

ARTICLE V: Officers

The officers of the council shall be the chairperson and co-chairperson. The chairperson shall facilitate the meeting. In case of absence the co-chair will preside. The co-chairperson shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of the meeting and distribution of the meeting notification, agenda and the previous meeting minutes.

ARTICLE VI: Committees

Committees shall be formed on an as needed basis by volunteers or by appointment.

ARTICLE VII: Voting Procedures

A simple majority of the members present at the meeting is needed to approve the motion.

ARTICLE VIII: Communication

News and events will be posted on the AISD Website, local newspapers and campus communications. Minutes of the meetings will be kept on file with the AISD Health Department. Notification of meetings will be sent by e-mail unless otherwise specified by committee member.

ARTICLE IX: Amendments

The procedure for making changes to the by-laws shall be by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present.