School Health Advisory Council
Contact your local school to ask how you can get involved in the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). SHAC
serves as the primary health advisory board for the Wake County Public School System
(WCPSS) and submits recommendations to the superintendent and board members annually.
Nutrition Environment and Services
Social and Emotional School Climate
- Health Services
- Counseling, Psychological and Social Services
- Community Involvement
- Family Engagement
- Physical Education and Physical Activity
The WCPSS formed the SHAC in 1990. SHAC was originally established to bridge partnerships between the Wake County Public School System, Wake County Board of Education, Wake County Commissioners, and the Wake County Health Department. The council serves as advisories to the WCPSS’ Board of Education on topics relating to student health and well-being.
In 1992, SHAC adopted its official name and By-Laws, which are still in use today. SHAC is a stong AHA partner, and we work closely together to create healthier school environments here in Wake County focused on physical activity and healthy eating.
Since the induction of North Carolina’s Healthy Active Children Policy
in 2006 all school systems have been required to have a School Health Advisory Council. This demonstrates the proactive and truly visionary nature of Wake County’s SHAC, which originated 16 years earlier and continues to prosper today.