School Health Advisory Boards (SHAB)Each Virginia public school board may establish a school health advisory board consisting of representation from parents, students, health professionals, educators and others. The school health advisory board assists with the development of health policy in the school division and the evaluation of the status of school health, health education, the school environment and health services. See full Code of Virginia § 22.1-275.1 language.
- Sample School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) activities in localities across the state (PDF)
- Promoting Healthy Students – A Guide for School Health Advisory Boards (PDF)
- 2012 School Health Profiles Report for Virginia (PDF) – The School Health Profiles Report is a national system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories and tribal governments. Profiles are conducted biennially by education and health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers. The complete School Health Profiles Reports are available through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.