|Report Concerns Or Bullying||School Health Advisory Council|
|Student Insurance Information||District School Safety Committee & Safe and Secure Schools Program Team|
|Physical Activity Policy|
|22-23 Return to School Plan|
|Human Sexuality Curriculum|
|Meeting Date||Agenda Link||Location|
|July 28, 2022||Download Agenda||Virtual (Link in Agenda)|
|October 20, 2022||Download Agenda||Virtual (Link in Agenda)|
|February 8, 2023||Virtual (Link in Agenda)|
|April 12, 2023||Virtual (Link in Agenda)|
The Lorena ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a school board approved advisory group made up 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 LISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, and school staff all working together to improve the health and safety of all students, staff, and families through coordinated school health programs.
We strive to provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for every student in Lorena ISD. If you would like to serve on our School Health Advisory Council, please contact us.
|Date||Agenda / Minutes||Location|
|October 12, 2022||Download Agenda / Minutes||Lorena Middle School|
|November 30, 2022||Download Agenda / Minutes||Lorena Middle School|
|February 8, 2023||Lorena Middle School|
|April 12, 2023||Lorena Middle School|
We, the Lorena School Health Advisory Council exist to fulfill the law in providing, evaluating, and adopting health/safety education curriculum for Lorena ISD. We promote family and community involvement in the selection of materials, programs, and events with the goal of expanding our students' understanding of true and complete health both physically and emotionally.
The SHAC meets four times during the school year, more often as needed.
If you are interested in serving on the SHAC, please contact:
Human Sexuality Curriculum
In Lorena ISD with parent opt-in approval, students are taught Human Sexuality Curriculum in Grade 7 and during their Health Education class in high school. The curriculum used is the Texas State Board of Education approved Goodheart-Wilcox Health Skills textbooks:
The content has been reviewed and approved by the Lorena ISD School Health Advisory Council and is grade-level specific and developmentally appropriate. Additionally, the human sexuality portions of the Goodheart-Wilcox textbook are provided in a separate, supplemental textbook from the remainder of the health curriculum to support the HB 1525 opt-in requirements outlined below.
Lorena ISD believes that parents or legal guardians are the primary providers of human sexuality education, and the curriculum provided at school is meant to supplement what is taught at home, not to replace it.
Opting In and Preview Access
Participation in the human sexuality curriculum is voluntary. During the 87th Texas Legislature Texas House Bill 1525 was adopted and requires parents or legal guardians to opt-in their students to participate in Human Sexuality curriculum. Opt-in permission will be sent home via the PowerSchool Parent Portal at least two weeks prior to the curriculum being presented.
Additionally, parents and legal guardians are entitled to preview all human sexuality curriculum materials at any time. To request access to the materials, please contact your child’s campus principal or Jessica Webb, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at the Lorena ISD Administration Building.