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Barbara Jordan High School

High School for Careers

Program Description
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education established and approved the campus-level planning and decision-making process in 1992. This process includes the creation and maintenance of a Shared Decision-Making Committee (SDMC) at each school to review the district’s educational goals, objectives, and major district wide classroom instructional programs. Each committee is designed to involve professional and non-professional staff, parents, community members, and business representatives in establishing academic and other performance objectives of the school for each academic excellence indicator adopted in the Texas Education Code (TEC §11.253, TEC §39.051). The SDMC was authorized to fulfill the following responsibilities:
  • Implement all pertinent campus-level planning processes;
  • Develop recommendations for the school budget;
  • Submit recommendations for the school curriculum;
  • Recommend changes in the school’s staffing patterns;
  • Develop and approve the campus staff development plans;
  • Develop, review, and revise the School Improvement Plan (SIP) for the purpose of improving student performance for all student populations (after principal approval of the SIP, the SDMC presents the plan to staff for approval);
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the school’s organizational structure, and
  • Establish procedures to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input


First Name Last Name Position Expiration Term
Philomena Agu Classroom Teacher
Tamela Broussard Classroom Teacher / Admin
Madeline Hartwell Classroom Teacher
Kathleen Johnson Classroom Teacher
George Kwakuyi Classroom Teacher
Ross McAlpine Principal
Earnetta Qualls Classroom Teacher
Stephanie Ross Non Instructional Staff
Charles Savage Business
Titus Stewart Community Member
David Williams Classroom Teacher

Upcoming SDMC Meeting Dates

 Meeting Date: Meeting Time:
 Wednesday, October 18, 2017
 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, November 28, 2017 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:30 pm 
 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:30 pm 

SDMC Minutes

SDMC Agendas

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