Lake Travis

Independent School District

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Each school district is required to create a School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) which must have a composition that is 2/3 parents and community members (SB 42.) 

Executive SHAC Meeting Dates for 2016-2017

October 12, 2016

December 7, 2016 

February 1, 2017 

April 26, 2017

The LTISD School Health Advisory Council has 4 subcommittees:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention
  • Social/Emotional Wellness
  • Health and Fitness
  • Food and Nutrition
The SHAC Subcommittees collaborate in order to support the Leader for Life Programming as well as the Wellness Policy and Regulation development in LTISD.

Health Education is taught through Physical Education (PE) classes at the Elementary Level and in 6th Grade P.E., as well.  At the High School Level, one semester of Health is required for graduation.

Puberty Lessons/Human Development Information

Lake Travis ISD utilizes our School Health Advisory Council, campus' nurses, and the curriculum and instruction department in creating the following Human Development Scope and Sequence:

Human Development Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Our elementary human development curriculum is currently being updated and revised by a committee of campus' nurses. After the SHAC and then the LTISD Cabinet have reviewed and approved these updates, please check back here by March 2017 for this information and documents related to 4-5th grade maturation/puberty lessons.

MIDDLE SCHOOL utilizes the Austin LifeGuard Organization to implement our Scope and Sequence:

Austin LifeGuard Curriculum Outlines (power points are available on request and at yearly Parent Workshops; visit the site)

 *Permission slips change at each semester but are available on request
HIGH SCHOOL utilizes both the Austin LifeGuard Organization as well as the Planned                 Parenthood Organization (teaching the BIG DECISIONS Curriculum) to implement our                   Scope and Sequence: 

ALG Curriculum Outline (see above)

Big Decisions Curriculum  

Health topics range from nutritional information, to human development, to drug and alcohol prevention topics.  For a full listing of the Texas Education Agency’s Health TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) go to 


                                          The Lake Travis ISD’s School Health Advisory Council focuses on meeting quarterly to                                           make decisions regarding the appropriateness and effectiveness of all health-related curricula.  

SHAC By-Laws

SHAC Training_powerpoint 

2016-2016/2016-2017 Minutes

Minutes October 2015

Minutes, December 2015


*If you're interested in serving on our School Health Advisory Council, please contact your campus' principal or Kathleen Hassenfratz.

To learn more about the Health and Social Programs, contact Kathleen Hassenfratz at 512-533-6041or at