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 shall be 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).
Roberts' SDMC members represent the interests of the school and the community at large and serve as an advisory committee to the Principal on issues related to planning, budgeting, curriculum, staffing patterns, staff development, and school organization. The SDMC meets once a month (unless otherwise noted) in the principal's office at 3:30 pm.