What is SBDM?

The School-Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) consists of three teachers, two parents, and the school principal.

The school-based decision making process gives parents, teachers, and the principal substantial control over how the school operates.  They are charged with the task of finding the most effective ways to achieve the goals set for all students under the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA).

The council, advised by the school staff, makes policies on curriculum, instructional practices, instructional materials, use of school space, school climate, extracurricular programs, and assessment.  Teachers and parents serve on one of the five standing committees:  Curriculum, Instructional Practices, School Climate, Assessment, and Student Support.

The meetings of the council and its committees are open to the public, and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.  A copy of the SBDM policies are available to download in the link below. 

The parent members of the council are selected by parents who below to the school's PTA.  The teacher members of the council are elected by majority vote of the school's faculty.  Council members are elected for two year terms in which only one new members is elected each year.  In this manner there will be experienced members serving at all times.


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