School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Councils were created to give people who are closest to students the authority to make decisions related to student achievement. According to state law (KRS 160.345), the composition of an SBDM Council is three teachers, two parents, and one administrator. Parent and teacher representatives are elected by constituent groups. The membership of a council may be increased only proportionately unless an alternative model is filed and approved by the Kentucky Board of Education.
Before elections are held for parent and teacher representatives, it is important for members to understand that training in the SBDM process is mandated through KRS 160.345, which requires new members to have six hours and experienced members to have three hours of training.
- KASC Online Elections Guidance
- KDE Additional Electronic Election Guidance
- SBDM Frequently Asked Questions
- School Council Election Fact Sheet
- SBDM Election Handbook (See Chapter 7)
- Sample Election Protocols
- Sample SBDM Parent Nomination Form
- Procedures for Initial Election for Teacher Members of the SBDM School Council