SHARED DECISION MAKING COMMITTEE (SDMC)
A Shared Decision-Making Committee (SDMC) shall be established on each campus to assist the principal. The committee shall meet for the purposes of implementing planning processes and site-based decision making in accordance with Board policy and administrative procedure.
The committee is an advisory group to the school principal except for approval of campus staff development. The committee must outline procedures for addressing the areas of involvement listed under Responsibilities, below and for decision making. The principal will consult the SDMC in matters relating to the school educational program, but the principal has the final authority in fiduciary and financial decisions.
The areas that require involvement of the SDMC are:
Implementing all pertinent campus-level planning processes;
Developing recommendations for the school budget;
Submitting recommendations for the school curriculum;
Recommending changes in the school’s staffing patterns;
Developing and approving the campus staff development plans;
Developing, reviewing, and revising the School Improvement Plan (SIP) for the purpose of improving student performance for all student populations. After the principal approves the SIP, the SDMC will present the plan to the school-based professional staff for a vote of approval.
Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the school’s organizational structure; and
Establishing procedures to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input.
Meetings and Communications
The principal or designee shall ensure that the campus-level committee obtains broad- based community, parent, and staff input through ad hoc committees, Web site, newsletters, and other methods as appropriate.
Calendar: In addition to regularly scheduled meetings (approximately quarterly), the committee must hold at least one public meeting each year after receipt of the annual campus rating from the Texas Education Agency to discuss the performance of the school and the school’s objectives.
Name of SDMC Member
Jennifer A Doughety
Luz Lorena Torres
Quarter Date Q1 September 26, 2018 Q2 November 28, 2018 Q3 February 13, 2019 Q4 May 1, 2019