• Welcome to the Downtown Montessori at Ida B. Wells Academy

    S.B.D.M. Committee Information

    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 meets and discuss school related issues, activities, and initiatives. Recommendations and suggestions made by the committee should align with the campus improvement plan and promote student achievement. 

    The following five areas serve as the primary function of the SBDM.

    • Goal Setting 


      Instruction and Assessment 


      Staffing Patterns  

      School Organization

     As school related issues occur or school activities and initiatives evolve, the SBDM committee may authorize a sub-committee to resolve the issue or implement the activity and initiative.  

    SBDM Sub-Committees: serve to support the planning and implementation of recommendations, district and school initiatives, activities, and special events.  The SBDM Chair receives updates from the chair of the sub-committees.  The SBDM chair can provide the update to the committee or invite the chair of the sub-committee to present to the SBDM committee.  The sub-committee is a short-term commitment and varies depending on the school initiative.  

    The following sub-committees currently exists at DMA.

    *Sub-Committee Name Coordinated School Health (REQUIRED)

    *Sub-Committee Name Evaluation & Modification (REQUIRED)

    *Sub-Committee Name (Ex. Safety)

    *Sub-Committee Name (Ex: School Beautification)

     If you want to volunteer to be on the SBDM committee or serve on a sub-committee for DMA,

    please contact: 

    Tabitha Preston Principal

    (972) 749-2509