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.

    KERA implementation

    Garden Springs began School-Based Decision Making effective July 1, 1992. The school staff has participated in KERA professional development, and the school has totally implemented primary school with developmentally appropriate activities and ongoing assessment. Portfolio entries are an integral part of the KERA program at Garden Springs.


  • Schedule

    • August 5, 2019
    • Sept. 9, 2019
    • Oct. 7, 2019
    • Nov. 4, 2019
    • Dec. 2, 2019
    • Jan. 13, 2020
    • Feb. 3, 2020
    • March 2, 2020
    • April 6, 2020
    • May 4, 2020
    • June 1, 2020


    All meetings start at 4 p.m. in the school library unless noted.