Does anyone understand Site Based Decision Making?
I have recently found out that in our School and State have impletmented Site Based Decision Making in our schools. It seems to be great for the most part, unless the Principal takes her role and position to a power level that is uncontrollable with no accountability. Does anyone here know what this is exactly and have any experience with it?
Hi Lori,<br />
I am not too familiar with School Based Decision Making (SBDM), but a website that explains SBDM is: http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/Programs/SBDM/index.html<br />
This might be a good place to start to learn more about who the decision makers are in your school and the accountability measures in place. It looks like they provide a PTA Parent SBDM handbook that you can request which would be helpful!<br />
Hope this helps!<br />
Hey Lori,<br />
I used to teach in Georgia and we has School Council Meetings. The state required these and were taken very seriously at my school. Your principal should not be the total authrative figure, she is there to listen and take advice from the teachers and parents on the committee. After looking up what Site Based Decision Making is meant to do, this program and the one at my school are very similar. If at for any reason the principal is neglecting the meetings or not taking advice given by parents and teachers or students, then go to the school board or someone in upper management. My other suggestion would be to call the state department of education. Once they get a complaint or word that the process isn't working they way in which it was designed, then they will investigate. I know it most likely won't go that far, but take it from someone who had to call the state about other issues regarding my principal. The state takes these issues very, very seriously. Keep it and I know the meetings will be effective once everyone's voices are heard.<br />