Safe and Drug Free Schools and School Health Advisory Council
The Safe and Drug Free Schools and School Health Advisory Council is an advisory group, appointed by the FBISD Board of Trustees, which provides guidance, recommendations, and support in the eight areas of Coordinated School Health (CSH). The Council promotes the coordination of programs, services, and curricula that impacts student health and learning. A majority of the members shall be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. Additional members may include teachers, school administrators, students, health care professionals, members of the business community and non-profit health organizations, law enforcement representatives, senior citizens and clergy.
The SDFS Health Advisory Council provides the following roles:
- Advocacy – The Council provides visibility for school health within the school system and community by utilizing the components of the coordinated school health program.
- Program Planning – The Council ensures that professionals who directly influence student health meet regularly to learn what their colleagues are doing, shares teaching strategies, problem solves, participates in curriculum selection and adaptation; provides a forum for discussion of health issues; facilitates innovation in health education.
- Health Education – The Council provides and efficient, effective structure for creating and implementing age-appropriate, sequential health education programs, and early intervention and prevention strategies that can easily be supported by local families and community stakeholders. Flour Bluff ISD supports abstinence education.
The Council will meet a minimum of four times each year. Meetings are held at the Flour Bluff ISD Administration building. (Minutes are available for meeting dates which are linked.)