Shared Decision Making Committee

Since 1992, the Texas Education Agency has mandated that all Texas school districts implement site-based decision making (SDMC). In the Houston Independent School District every campus has an SDMC, whose members consist of several school administrators and faculty members, parents, community members, and local business representatives. At Condit each spring, the PTO elects one parent to serve a two-year term, so we have two parent members at all given times.

The committee is an advisory group to the school principal except for approval of campus staff development. The committee must outline procedures for addressing the areas of involvement listed under Responsibilities, below and for decision making. The principal will consult the SDMC in matters relating to the school educational program, but the principal has the final authority in fiduciary and financial decisions.

Responsibilities are defined as the areas that require involvement of the SDMC and include:

  • Implementing all pertinent campus-level planning processes;
  • Developing recommendations for the school budget;
  • Submitting recommendations for the school curriculum;
  • Recommending changes in the school’s staffing patterns;
  • Developing and approving the campus staff development plans;
  • Developing, reviewing, and revising the School Improvement Plan (SIP) for the purpose of improving student performance for all student populations. After the principal approves the SIP, the SDMC will present the plan to the school-based professional staff for a vote of approval.
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the school’s organizational structure; and
  • Establishing procedures to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input.

For more information about SDMC’s processes and procedures, see: SDMC

For information on Condit’s SDMC members, meeting dates, and meeting minutes, see: Shared Decision Making Committee / SDMC Minutes

IF YOU HAVE A CONCERN YOU WOULD LIKE RAISED AT THE NEXT SDMC MEETING, PLEASE SUBMIT THIS FORM: Condit SDMC concern