Site-Based Decision-Making Committee (SBDM)

  • The basic premise of site-based decision-making is that the most effective decisions are made by those who will implement the decisions. The belief is that people involved at the campus level have a greater opportunity to identify problems, develop problem resolution and change strategy than people located off-campus. Site-based decision-making concepts also recognize that people at the campus level are more likely to internalize change and to support its implementation if they are involved in the decision making than if they are not.


    The objective of site-based decision-making is to improve student performance and to enhance accountability. Each campus should have the freedom to set its own educational objectives, consistent with the school district's goals.

    Site-based decision-making implementation has been mandated for all Texas school districts since 1992. TEA defines site-based decision making as follows:

    Site-based decision-making is a process for decentralizing decisions to improve the educational outcomes at every school campus through a collaborative effort by which principals, teachers, campus staff, district staff, parents, and community representatives assess educational outcomes of all students, determine goals and strategies, and ensure that strategies are

    Please contact the school principal if you are interested in participating on the SBDM.