Site-Based Decision Making Committee
The Site-Based Decision Making Committee serves as an advisory council to the principal.
The SBDM committee comprises of the campus principal, teachers, school staff, parents,
business and community representatives.
The SBDM is designed to be the umbrella for which all school related issues, activities, and
initiatives are discussed. The recommendations and suggestions made by the committee
should align with the campus improvement plan and promote student achievement. Ultimately,
it is the principal who is responsible for the instructional and operational functions of the campus
and therefore, final decisions are reserved for the principal.
As school related issues occur or school activities and initiatives evolve, the SBDM committee
may authorize a sub-committee to convene to resolve the issue or implement the activity and
initiative. Sub-Committees vary from school to school depending on the needs of the campus
The following five areas serve as the primary function of the SBDM (per BQB LOCAL)
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment