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Student Welfare (SHAC) Home

Public Notice of meetings will be posted 2 weeks prior to this web page.  

SHAC committee is required to meet four times a year. 

The 2023-2024 meeting dates will be:

August, December, February, and May.

Meetings are open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend!

Persons interested in reviewing the policy or the most recent assessments of the policy may do so by contacting the Akin Elementary Principal, SHAC chairman. 

Student Wellness


Since the health and safety of our students is our ultimate concern, Hale Center ISD has entered into a canine surveillance program for the detection and prevention of drug abuse.  Regular and unannounced visits by the “drug dog” will be made throughout the year.  Our goal is not to catch students and expel them; it is to prevent drug possession and use on school property.

The following policy will govern the relationships between the district and its students who become involved with controlled substances, alcohol, hallucinogenic, hypnotic, or sedative drugs and chemicals or drug paraphernalia.

  • No student shall knowingly possess, use, transmit, or be under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage or any other intoxicant:  on school grounds or off school grounds, or at a school activity or event.
  • A teacher, school administrator, or school employee who reports to a school administrator or governmental authority a student whom the teacher suspects abusing, passing, or selling chemicals or drug paraphernalia on school property is not liable for civil damages.  Compliance with this policy is mandatory.  Searches by trained dogs may occur from time to time.  Searches will follow established policies.  Lockers and vehicles will be searched if needed.
  • Students who possess, use, or distribute chemicals or drug paraphernalia will be subject to disciplinary measures as stated in the student code of conduct.  (For legal consequences refer to HCISD Student Code of Conduct).

Mental Health, Suicide and Substance Abuse

If you are worried that your child may be using or is in danger of experimenting, using, or abusing illegal drugs or other prohibited substances, please contact the school counselor. The school counselor can provide you with a list of community resources that may be of assistance to you. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) maintains information regarding children’s mental health and substance abuse intervention services on its website: Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council & Mental Health & Substance Use



The 988 Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. Click here to access the 988-partner toolkit 

Accessible Mental Healthcare Services are Now Available to Every Texas Public School. Many children are struggling with mental health concerns and many parents have limited access to mental health assessment and treatment services. The Texas Legislature has ensured that every Texas public school has an opportunity to enroll in Texas Child Health Access through Telemedicine (TCHATT) at no cost to the school or parent. Reach TCHATT here to learn more and prepare your school to help.