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Shared Decision Making Committee (SDMC)

What is SDMC?

This campus-level planning and decision-making process was established in 1992 by the Board of Education to involve professional and non-professional staff members, parents, community members, and business representatives in public education. Participants at each school review the district’s educational goals, objectives, and major districtwide classroom instructional programs to ensure they meet the standards set forth in the Texas Education Code.

The SDMC is involved in decisions that relate to areas specified by the TEC. The areas that require involvement of the SDMC are:

  • 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
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the school’s
    organizational structure; and
  • Establishing procedures to periodically obtain broad-based
    community, parent, and staff input.

Who are the SDMC representatives for MIMS? 

MIMS PTO elects one parent representative each year to serve on the SDMC committee for a 2-year term.  There are 2 SDMC parent representatives that serve staggered terms – they are typically elected at the same time as the PTO board.

SDMC 2020-2021 Parent Representatives: Wendy Chung (2nd year), Matthew Yang (1st year)

The Shared Decision Making Committee at MIMS meets quarterly after school.

MIMS SDMC minutes and members list can be found on the MIMS school website.