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SBDM

The SBDM Council meets regularly to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students. Our goal is to increase student achievement.


2022-2023 MEMBERS:

  • Dr. Ryan Neaves, Principal
  • Jacob Cheesman, HS Teacher Representative
  • Maddie Morgan, HS Teacher Representative
  • Jon Popham, HS Teacher Representative  
  • Robin Doyle, HS Parent Representative
  • Elisa Gray, HS Parent Representative
  • Tonya Fox, JH Teacher Representative
  • Kendal Coleman, JH Teacher Representative
  • Spencer Johnson, JH Teacher Representative
  • Elizabeth King, JH Parent Representative
  • Kelly West, JH Parent Representative
  • Vacant, JH Minority Parent Representative
  • Vacant, JH Minority Teacher Representative

 

Meeting Dates:

  • All meetings are held at 3:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are generally held in the JR/SR High Conference Room, but locations are included on monthly online agendas. If the first Tuesday of the month is a day that school is not in session, the meeting will be scheduled at another convenient time and posted on the school website.

 

What is the School-Based Decision Making Council?

A Site-Based Decision Making Council governs each school. Membership of the council includes 2 parents, 3 teachers and 1 administrator of the school. The council has the responsibility to set school policy and make decisions outlined in statute which shall provide an environment to enhance student achievement and help meet the goals established in KRS 158.645 and KRS 158.6451.
 

How long do members reside in their elected positions?

Members are elected to serve a two-year term. Terms begin July 1 and last through June 30th. 

  • Teachers are elected by their peers. The elected teacher names must be given to the council by June 1.
  • Parents are elected on a date set by the largest parent organization serving the school. The elected parent names must be given to the council by June 1.


What training is required?

School council training required under this subsection shall be conducted by trainers endorsed by the Department of Education.

  • Members elected for the first time shall complete a minimum of six 6 clock hours of training in the process of school-based decision making, no later than thirty (30) days after the beginning of the service year for which they are elected to serve.
  • Individuals who have served on a council before and have completed the initial six hours of training—must complete 3 hours of additional training no later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the beginning of the service year for which they are elected to serve.


Are there any other requirements?

All parent SBDM members are legally required to have a fingerprint-supported criminal history check. If a parent completed his or her fingerprinting the previous year and has been reelected to another term, then he or she is not required to be fingerprinted again. However, if there is a break in his or her time on the council, then he or she must be fingerprinted again.