Burbank Elementary

A School of College-Bound Scholars

  • Shared Decision-Making Committee (SDMC)

    • 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:

      1. Implement all pertinent campus-level planning processes;
      2. Develop recommendations for the school budget;
      3. Submit recommendations for the school curriculum;
      4. Recommend changes in the school's staffing patterns;
      5. Develop and approve the campus staff development plans;
      6. 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);
      7. Review and make recommendations regarding the school's organizational structure, and
      8. Establish procedures to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input.

      The SDMC is required to meet at least once a year to discuss the performance of the school and the school's objectives. A record of all decisions and significant discussion items must be maintained by the committee. This information should be disseminated to appropriate school and district personnel as well as be available upon request for public review.

    SDMC Reports



    Date Location Time Notes
    Aug. 17th, 2021 Conference Room/TEAMS 3:30 PM Beginning of School Year
    Sept. 13th, 2021  Conference Room/TEAMS 3:30 PM  
    Nov. 15th, 2021 Conference Room/TEAMS 3:30 PM  
    Jan. 24th, 2022 Conference Room/TEAMS 3:30 PM  
    Mar. 21st, 2022 Conference Room/TEAMS 3:30 PM  
    May 16th, 2022 Conference Room/TEAMS 3:30 PM End of School Year



    Burbank Elementary School SDMC Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

    SDMC Meeting 11-29-21


    SDMC Meeting 08-17-21


    SDMC Meeting 05-27-21

    SDMC Meeting 04-13-21


    SDMC Meeting 01-15-21


    SDMC Meeting 10-29-20


    SDMC Meeting 9-18-20



    Committee Representative 

    Representative Name 



    Ernesto Solorzano 



    Melissa Perez 



    Cynthia Zamarripa 


    Community Member 

    Beth Saunders 


    Community Member 

    Manuel Gonzales 


    Business Representative 

    Emiliano Lorenzo 


    Professional Staff-Special Education 

    Jessica Paul 


    Professional Staff-Teachers 

    Amanda Loredo 


    Professional Staff-Teachers 

    Allison Frost 


    Professional Staff-Teachers 

    Haley Lassman 


    Professional Staff-Teachers 

    Uriel Ramos 


    Professional Staff- Teachers 

    Navyd Diaz 


    Professional Staff- Teachers 

    Hector Tovar 


    Professional Staff- Other 

    Jennifer Hudson 


    Professional Staff- Other 

    Tiniece Nowlin 


    Professional Staff- Other 

    Nakia Minix 


    Non-Instructional Employee 

    Sudy RochaRamos