School Health Advisory Board
& Wellness Policy

What is the School Health Advisory Board?

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:

  1. Identifying issues of concern,
  2. Reviewing potential solutions, and
  3. Promoting action.

For more information about the SHAB’s roles and responsibilities, please refer to the SHAB bylaws or the handout on SHAB’s roles.

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.

SHAB Membership List

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 and Regulations include guidelines for how schools can provide a healthy environment in which students can learn and thrive. 

Wellness Policy and Regulations

Many of SHAB's recommendations are incorporated into operations. SEE Nutrition Achievements and Initiatives.

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. See the CCS online calendar for meeting dates. Can't attend? Click here for meeting minutes.
Join SHAB
SHAB accepts applications for new members in the spring of each year.

For an board member application or for information about SHAB, please contact:
Diane Behrens
(434) 245-2407
Diane.Behrens@charlottesvilleschools.org