Health Advisory Council
Porte ISD students, staff, and community members living healthy and
productive lives as the result of increased awareness for components
of healthy living and access to health care resources.
La Porte ISD School Health Advisory Council strives to improve
student and staff performance by promoting age-appropriate wellness
programs and healthy, balanced, and active lifestyles.
Health Advisory Council met on November 26th at 6:00 p.m.
The Council accomplished organizational tasks including the
The Council reviewed recent changes in
legislation that impact school health programs, including physical
fitness assessments for all students in grade 3-12, requirement for
30 minutes (average) of moderate to vigorous physical activity per
day for students in grades K-6 (7th and 8th
graders must meet the 30 minute requirement during two of the four
semesters), the requirement for a coordinated school health program
in middle schools (6,7,8). The Council recommended that the district
select Healthy & Wise/Spark for our coordinated middle school
Chairperson - Jo Johnson,
Secretary - Mondee Dugué,
La Porte HS counselor
Staff facilitator - David
Knowles, Director of Instructional Support Programs
The Council also set some priorities
for the year, including the following:
Continue to encourage broad-based
participation from the community on our Council, especially parent
representatives from the Hispanic and African-American groups.
Develop a scope and sequence for
sexuality education and provide guidelines for health teachers to
use at each level for age-appropriate sexuality education.
Review district nutrition
Support the district initiative to
improve health care for uninsured children by offering vouchers for
The next meeting will on February
For questions or comments on the
School Health Program, please contact David Knowles at 281-604-7027,