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.

    During the 2022-23 school year, SBDM will be reviewing and updating many of the existing policies. All stakeholders, students, parents, administrators, staff, and community members are welcome to provide input throughout this process. Please use the links below to find information about this process. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Principal Mr. Little or inquire at the next SBDM meeting. 

    The policies, under revision, can be found here and are updated in real-time. 

    The tentative schedule indicating when each policy may be presented to SBDM and which HCHS Committee is charged with its revision can be found here.