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resources for SHACs

plotting a path forward for texas youth

In 2020, for the first time in more than two decades, the State Board of Education revised the minimum curriculum standards that guide Health Education -- the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, or TEKS. 

You can read the drafts of the TEKS and the approved final version here

Now, school districts must implement the newly adopted Health Education TEKS, and SHACs have a key role to play in this process. 

the basics

Start here for an overview of sex education in Texas.

state law

What does state law say about sex education? Learn what changed in the last Legislative Session.

what are TEKS?

An overview of the new Health Education TEKS and how they impact SHACS

myths & facts

Learn the facts about sex education.

for teachers

What do Health Educators need to know?

public opinion

Texas Parents support sex education for their kids.


Learn more about curriculum options.

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