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What is SBDM?


The Short Answer: SBDM stands for Site Based Decision MakingIt is a committee that helps set goals for the school and advises leadership in a collaborative way

The Long Answer: It is a process for decentralizing decisions to improve educational outcomes through a collaborative effort by which principals, teachers, campus staff, parents and community representatives work together to assess educational outcomes, determine goals and strategies and ensure that strategies are implemented and adjusted to improve student achievement.


How do I get involved?

The SBDM Committee is open to all parents, school staff, community members (within the school zone) and business partners. If you are interested in learning more and/or joining the 2021-22 committee, please make plans to attend the first meeting on August 24th. Members are asked to serve on one of the following sub-committees which meet separately as needed (determined by sub-committee chair); sub-committees report out to the full committee during full meetings.


2021-22 SBDM Sub-Committees:


•   Evaluation & Modification
•   Coordinated School Health/Safety/Security
•   Diversity & Inclusion
•   Curriculum/Instruction & Special Programs (IB, Dual Language, Special Education, Early Childhood)


Click here to see previous meeting agendas & minutes, by-laws, subcommittee information, etc.

Please contact Principal Ruiz at micruiz@dallasisd.org or Jami Kalmbach (SBDM Chair, 2021-2022) at ghesbdm@gmail.com with any questions about SBDM.


Meeting Schedule:


Full SBDM Committee Meetings are always held on Tuesdays at 6pm, and will be virtual via Zoom until further noticeSubcommittee meetings are determined by subcommittee chairs and will be posted here as they’re scheduled.


Meeting agendas are set by the Principal and SBDM Chair and published 48 hours ahead of each meeting.  Requests to add agenda items must be submitted to the Chair @ ghesbdm@gmail.com no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting, and will be included in the agenda if the topic is relevant to the objectives of the committee and if time allows. 


2021-2022 Full SBDM Committee Meetings:

*see calendar for login information https://genevaheightspta.membershiptoolkit.com/calendar


AUG: 8/24, Tuesday at 6pm

Meeting link here! Or use: Meeting ID: 551 500 6291  Passcode: 289718

*Attend this meeting if you are interested in joining the 2021-22 Committee!


SEPT: 9/14, Tuesday at 6pm


NOV: 11/9, Tuesday at 6pm


FEB: 2/8, Tuesday at 6pm


MAY: 5/10, Tuesday at 6pm