Research shows that healthy children do better in school - from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. Monte Alto School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support good health and academic achievement.


What is a SHAC? A SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a 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 MAISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs.


A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. ... They can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the knowledge and skills children need to stay healthy for a lifetime.

SHAC Meetings/Agendas & Minutes

November 2, 2021

School Health Advisory Council Meeting Minutes
headphones Recording

SHAC Powerpoint
Powerpoint 10/2021

SHAC Membership

School Health Advisory Council Bylaws

School Wellness Policies
School Wellness Policy FFAF (LEGAL)
School Wellness Policy FFA (LOCAL)

SHAC Guide
Contact Information:

Counseling & Mental Health Health Services
Abdias Gomez, Mental Health Coordinator


Health Education / Physical Education
Anyssa Rios, Physical Education Teacher

Nutrition Services
Diana Quintanilla, School Nutrition

Family and Community Engagement
Barbara Cannon, Special Programs Director

Safe and Healthy School Environment
Imelda Ramos, Monte Alto Early College High School Principal


Ruby Gonzalez, Jose Borrego Middle School Principal


Alma Cerda, Monte Alto Elementary Principal

School Health Services / School Employee Wellness

Erica Morales, School Registered Nurse