Everman ISD's Health Initiative HB 1525
Everman ISD’s Health Initiative
Everman ISD 2023-2024 Health Letter
Everman ISD is committed to providing a comprehensive wellness program for
EISD students. The District is committed to providing school environments that
promote and protect children’s health, well being and ability to learn by
supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Many policies such as FFA
(Legal and Local) and BDF (Legal) and a variety of practices have been put in
place to ensure that our students are given the opportunity to lead healthy lives.
The following are examples of the district’s efforts:
Physical Activity in Grades K - 8
Physical Activity in Grades K – 4
Elementary age students participate in a structured physical education program 4
to 5 day from forty to sixty minutes depending on the campus. The class is
taught by a certified physical education teacher. Additionally, students are given
recess time to play outside when weather permits.
Physical Activity in Grades 5 – 6
Students at Dan Powell Intermediate participate in physical education classes
each day for 57 minutes. The classes are taught by certified physical education
Physical Activity in Grades 7 – 8
Junior high students participate in either a 45 minute daily physical education
class or a 1 ½ hour daily athletic class. Both physical education and athletic
classes are taught by certified physical education teachers.
School Health Advisory Council
The Everman ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a standing advisory
council comprised of various EISD stakeholders for the purpose of reviewing
health curriculum and other health and wellness issues and initiatives for the
district. The Everman ISD SHAC meets monthly except for the months of
January, July, and August. The Council membership is comprised of the Director
of Child Nutrition, Director of Nursing Services, campus nurses, campus P.E.
teachers, Safe and Drug Free School liaison, parents, and community members.
Vending and Food Service Guidelines
The District will offer breakfast, lunch and after-school snack programs
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department
of Agriculture, and will participate in the National School Free and Reduced
Breakfast and Lunch Programs.
Menus will meet the nutritional standards established by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and the Texas Department of Agriculture,
conforming to food menu planning principles and featuring a variety of
health choices that are tasty, attractive, of excellent quality and are served at
The District will follow the guidelines and policies for Foods of Minimal
Vending machines are not available at any campus except for the high
school campus. Foods available apply to the same nutritional standards
established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Texas
Department of Agriculture.
Use of Tobacco Products by Students and Others
The use of tobacco products by students and others is prohibited in
Everman ISD buildings and on district property. The possession and/or use
of tobacco products by students on district property are prohibited.
Appropriate consequences as outlined in the Everman ISD Code of Conduct
will be given to any student found in possession and/or use of tobacco