Material Review Board

The School District of Philadelphia’s School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group composed of parents of school district students, employees of the school district and individuals from health, social service and community-based organizations. This group advises the school district on various health topics in order to promote a coordinated school health program.

A subsection of the SHAC is the Materials Review Board. The Materials Review Board (MRB) is required to review and approve non-core related health materials including ALL sexual health related materials PRIOR to use with district students.

The MRB process is as follows:

  1. Submit ALL Sexual Health Related materials to the PASH Program via email: pash@philasd.org or in-person delivery: Central Office, Suite 374 – Student Health Services
  2. Materials will be submitted to the MRB queue.
  3. Submitted materials will be reviewed online and/or at the monthly SHAC meeting.
  4. Submitters will be notified of the outcome of the review.

The online review process, from submission to decision notification, is 21- 30 days. SHAC members reserve the right to request any materials be reviewed at a monthly SHAC meeting. Submitters also have the option to present their materials at a SHAC meeting, the length of this process is dependent on the date of the next scheduled meeting.

Here is a pdf of the step-by-step process:MRB Process

Please email pash@philasd.org or call 215-400-5262 for more information.