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:
Coordinated School Health (CSH) is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a strategy for improving students’ health and learning in our nation’s schools. The following links outline the rationale and goals for CSH, provide a model framework for planning and implementing CSH, and offer resources to help schools, districts, and stated improve their school health programs. There are eight components of the CSH: Family and community involvement; Nutrition services; Physical education; Health education; Counseling, psychological and social services; Health services; Health promotion for school staff; and Healthy school environment.
The Physical Fitness Assessment Initiative (PFAI) is a program designed to gather physical fitness data from Texas students for analysis to determine the relationship or correlation between student academic achievement, attendance, obesity, disciplinary problems, and school meal programs.
The Council works to ensure that school food service programs offer healthy menus and that health-related activity are conducted; conducts focus groups with parents, teachers, administrators, and students; examines existing school services relative to need; assesses the physical and psychological environment of the school. Visit the Student Nutrition web page for more information.
The Council works with district personnel in the areas of curriculum selection, school nurse procedures, development of food service programs, promotion of physical fitness and policy making. Below is more information on the areas the Health Advisory Council provides support:
In response to national and state concern about the impact of bullying on students, recent Texas legislation has addressed the need for districts to develop anti-bullying policies and interventions. The Texas Legislature directed the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency, to further provide and annually update a list of best practice-based early mental health intervention and suicide prevention programs for implementation in general education settings.
Suicide in Texas is a serious public health concern—and one that might be addressed successfully through a coordinated and comprehensive approach aimed at prevention.
Suicide Prevention Initiative Partnership
Resources for Students and Families dealing with an Economic Crisis
The members of the Council are committed to quality health education for the children of the Flour Bluff community.
Membership by year:
Other criteria include:
Reporting Procedure - The Council acts in an advisory capacity. The Council will send its recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction who reports to the Superintendent who reports to the Board.
The Council shall meet a minimum of four times each year.
2018-2019 Meeting Dates
All meetings will be held in the FBISD Board Room from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Order of Business
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.
Dr. Allison Schaum
Chief Academic Officer
Admin. Assist. to Chief Academic Officer
Director of Instruction and Professional Development
Dr. Linda Barganski
Associate Superintendent for Student Services
ELA Curriculum Supervisor
Math Curriculum Supervisor