School Health Advisory Board & Wellness Policy
The School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) advises the Charlottesville City School Board in the development and evaluation of policies and programs that support the health and wellbeing of students, families, and school staff. The SHAB promotes and advocates for a coordinated and comprehensive approach to school health by:
- Identifying issues of concern,
- Reviewing potential solutions, and
- Promoting action.
Who is on SHAB?
SHAB members represent a broad section of the school and greater Charlottesville community, including health professionals, community agencies, parents, educators and students. SHAB has 20 members. Additionally, up to 5 liaisons from the school division and School Board participate in the work of the SHAB.
What is the Wellness Policy?
Recognizing the link between student health and learning, the Charlottesville City School Board adopted a set of goals to promote physical activity and healthy eating among Division students and staff. The Wellness Policy (JHCF) and regulations (JHCF-R) include guidelines for how schools can provide a healthy environment in which students can learn and thrive. To learn about how Charlottesville City Schools encourages physical fitness, see here.
Many of SHAB’s recommendations are incorporated into operations at Charlottesville City Schools through areas such as Nutrition Services.
How can you be involved?
- Advocate in your school
- Please take a look at the Wellness Policy to see how you can work with your school to make it an even healthier place for students, faculty, and staff.
- Attend SHAB meetings
- SHAB meetings are open to the public. SHAB usually meets on the second Tuesday of every other month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Division Administration Annex at the back of Charlottesville High School. The 18-19 dates are September 11, November 13, January 8, March 12, and May 14.
- Join SHAB
- SHAB accepts applications for new members in the spring of each year.
SHAB Membership Application
The School Health Advisory Board assists the Charlottesville City School Board in the development and evaluation of policies and programs that support the health and well being of students, families, and school staff by being an independent advocate for comprehensive and up-to-date health standards. SHAB members include a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 20 parents, health professionals, educators, students, and other community representatives.
Members serve three-year terms. The SHAB meets on the second Tuesday of September, November, January, March, and May from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the CHS Media Center. Standing committees include Wellness (W), Outreach (O) and Membership (M).
Current openings are the blank slots in the membership roster. You are encouraged to send in your application no later than August 31 for consideration for membership. If you are willing to serve as an ad hoc (non-voting) member, for the remainder of a current school year, you are welcome to send in your application at any time. Ad hoc members will need to update and resubmit their applications by May 1 for approval for full SHAB membership the following school year.
All regularly scheduled SHAB meetings are open to the public.
If you are interested in joining SHAB, please complete an application and submit it to:
Jessica Brantley, Coordinator of Health and Physical Education
1400 Melbourne Road
Central Office #2
Charlottesville, VA 22901
To Learn More
Dr. Kendra King
Director of Student Services and Achievement
1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903