RIO HONDO INDEPENDENT
SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
BY LAWS/OPERATING PROCEDURES
The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council will serve as an advisory
council designed to address issues of School Health such as health
instruction, healthful school environment, health services, physical education,
school counseling, food service, school site health
promotion for faculty and staff and integrated school and community programs.
The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council may consist of 10-20 members
with as many community sectors as possible represented. The School
Board of Trustees will approve council members as recommended by each campus.
Attendance should be encouraged and publicized.
All Sectors of the community may be considered especially those who have the
interest and commitment to participate.
The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council will meet three times each
semester. Special called meetings will require at least one week’s
notice to council members.
Officers are to be appointed as per election or assignment by
administration. Officer positions include: Chair, Vice-Chair, and
The voting process should include one-half of the members to be present for a
vote to be taken and two-thirds must vote for a motion in order to approve
it. The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council requires a motion to
be on the agenda before a motion may be made to approve it. It may be
placed on the agenda as an agenda item and a vote may be taken at the next
Committees may be formed for the purpose of special functions required.
All Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council should be equally assigned to
committees with the responsibilities shared.
Liaison with District and State Agencies
The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council may work with agency personnel
in the areas of curriculum selection, allocation of school nurse time,
development of food service programs, distribution of federal or state funds,
The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council shall initiate policy related to
smoking and alcohol use and the sale of nutritious foods at schools; assist
in organizing school-wide activities like health fairs, and health promotion.
Evaluation, Accountability, and Quality Control
The Rio Hondo School Health Advisory Council shall ensure that school health
funds are spent appropriately, food service programs offer healthy menus, and
that health-related activities are conducted; conduct focus groups with parents,
teachers, administrators, and students; examine existing school services
relative to need; assess the physical and psychological environment of the