School-Based Decision-Making Council
SBDM councils promote shared leadership among those who are closest to the students: parents, teachers, and administrators. As the school's governing body, the council determines curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities, and other matters pertinent to the operation. The council must set school policy to provide an environment to enhance student achievement and help the school reach its accountability goals. To meet this responsibility, councils should:
Decide targets for closing achievement gaps;
Determine the professional learning plan for the school;
Meet monthly and comply with the Open Meetings and Open Records Act;
Consult on vacancies (principal, classified, and certified positions); and
Write and review policies.
COVID-19 note on public meetings:
The opinion, OAG 20-05, finds public agencies are not required to identify a primary physical location for video teleconference meetings given the urgent need for social distancing during the public health crisis. However, while the state of emergency is in effect, agencies are required to identify a website, television station, or other means that the public can access to view the meeting. The opinion notes that public agencies must continue to provide critical services during the emergency declaration and are required to conduct public business in open meetings and permit news media coverage of all meetings. However, providing a physical location for such meetings is not feasible given public health recommendations and guidelines for COVID-19.
- February 10, 2020
- March 9, 2020
- April 13, 2020
- May 11, 2020
- June 8, 2020
All meetings are in the Morton Library Media Center.