Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM):   Purpose

The short answer is that SBDM advises the principal.

The function of the SBDM Committee is to support and advise the principal in establishing the campus goals and plan for improvement. The SBDM committee serves as an advisory body.  The SBDM, then, does not make policy, but advises the principal, who then ultimately decides on policy.


What do I have to do if I join SBDM?

Just show up.  A schedule of meetings can be accessed through the SBDM links above.  To volunteer for a specific SubCommittee, go to the SBDM Roster and contact the chair of that committee by clicking the chair's name.  That should take you to an email link.  

Are there dues or fees involved to join SBDM?

There are no fees or dues involved to join and we are not a fund raising committee.  The purpose of SBDM is to advise the principal.

Composition of the Woodrow SBDM Committee

  • 50% Faculty and staff, at least 2/3 of which are elected by their peers, up to 1/3 of which are appointed by the principal
  • 50% Parents, Community Members representing a business or organization in the area, students 

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