Site Based Decision Making Council

 

2021-2022 SBDM Members

Dr. Cherise Williams, Principal - Chairperson

Ellen Cawood, Teacher - Vice Chairperson

Camiki Marrow, Teacher

Sandy Joiner, Teacher

Benjie Parker, Parent

Dava Thomas, Parent

Regular council meetings are on the first Tuesdays of each month at 3 p.m. at South Christian.  NOTE:  Conflicts in school calendar, construction or inclement weather may cause meetings to be rescheduled.

 

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SCHOOL BASED DECISION MAKING 

South Christian Elementary School is a school based decision-making school. Our policy has been written and approved.

WHAT IS SCHOOL BASED DECISION MAKING?

The school based decision-making process gives parents, teachers, and principals at each Kentucky school control over how that school operates. Its purpose is to permit each school to refine the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990, referred to as KERA.

WHAT DECISIONS ARE MADE AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL?

A school council advised by the school staff will make policies on curriculum, instructional practices, schedules for the school's staff and students, use of space, discipline, classroom management, and extracurricular programs.

To help make these effective, councils will also decide:

  • The instructional materials the school will use;

  • The support services the school will provide for its students;

  • The number of people the school will employ in each job classification;

The principal at each school will direct the implementation of council policies and select people to fill vacancies at the school, after consulting with the council. The council itself will select a new principal when the position comes open.  School Based Decision Making meetings are held monthly. These meetings are open to the public. Copies of the SBDM policies are available at the school.