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  • The school principal determines the size of the committee. Membership must include parents, community representatives, and no more than one business representative. Professional staff members must include at least two-thirds classroom teachers and one-third other campus-level professional staff. The TEC stipulates the ratio between the number of classroom teachers and other school-based staff members. The number of classroom teachers should be at least twice the number of school-based professionals (2.1). The ratio does not apply to non-instructional staff members, parents, or business and community members. No more than one non-instructional staff member should be elected to the SDMC. Other SDMC members must include at least two parents of students currently enrolled within the district selected by the campus’s parent organization; two community members , and one business representative. The principal has the authority to appoint additional parent, community, and business representatives to the SDMC.
  • Hisd sdmc

    1. 1. District-Wide SDMC TrainingDave Wheat, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership Development 2012-2013 1
    2. 2. SDMC Training Agenda• Welcome• Agenda Review• SDMC Training Agreements• Expected Outcomes• HISD Vision• HISD Core Initiatives• Understanding Campus Vision• Shared Decision Making Defined• Shared Decision Making Overview• SDMC Statistics• Who are the SDMC members?• Actions of SDMC members• Common SDMC Issues• 5 W’s of SDMC• SDMC Technology Module• Bringing it all Together• Contact Information 2
    3. 3. SDMC Training Agreements• Stay actively engaged.• Maintain confidentiality.• Assume goodwill.• Control airtime.• Speak your truth as you know it. 3
    4. 4. SDMC Training Expected Outcomes1) Create an awareness of the SDMC Committee’s function and why it is encouraged at each HISD campus.2) Align all campus based SDMC teams with HISD’s vision, strategic direction and core initiatives.3) Ensure that each HISD campus has an effective SDMC committee that is inclusive of parents, staff, business partners and community representatives. 4
    5. 5. SDMC Training Essential Questions1) What should the campus SDMC consist of and what are its functions?2) How can we align our campus vision to that of HISD as a whole, and how do we include all stakeholders?3) What are some current campus, district, and state challenges for the 2011-2012 school year and how are we preparing for these obstacles at our campus?4) How can I as a SDMC committee member assure that my HISD campus has adequate opportunities to be culturally diverse, productive and continuously motivated?5) What are some effective strategies or actions that I can employ as a committee member to ensure that my campus committee is addressing the needs of students, stakeholders and staff members?6) What actions can be implemented to ensure that the processes on my campus align the district and campus visions seamlessly? 5
    6. 6. HISD VisionPURPOSE: The Houston Independent SchoolDistrict exists to strengthen the social and economicfoundation of Houston by assuring its youth thehighest-quality elementary and secondary educationavailable anywhere.STRATEGIC INTENT: To earn so much respectfrom the citizens of Houston that HISD becomestheir prekindergarten through grade 12 educationalsystem of choice.GOALS• Increase student achievement.• Improve human capital.• Provide a safe environment.• Increase management effectiveness and efficiency.• Improve public support and confidence in schools.• Create a positive district culture. 6
    7. 7. Campus Vision ActivityAlong with matriculating towards HISD’s vision, it is important forevery campus to have it’s own vision.What is the vision of your campus and how does italign with the vision of HISD? 1) Take 10 minutes to read the handout entitled “A Declaration of Beliefs and Visions.” Using a sticky, write down your campus vision and how it aligns with the vision of HISD. 2) Take 10 minutes to discuss your responses with others around you in your group. 3) When done, proceed to find your campus level on the large post-its listed as elementary, middle and high school and post your response. 7
    8. 8. HISD Core Initiatives1. Effective teacher in every classroom.2. Effective principal in every school.3. Rigorous instructional standards and support.4. Data-driven accountability.5. Culture of trust through action. 8
    9. 9. What is shared decision making?Members of the school community collaborate to: • Identify problems • Define goals • Formulate campus policy • Shape direction • Ensure the implementation of decisions • Build Consensus 9
    10. 10. Shared Decision Making OverviewShared Decision-Making CommitteeDescription: This campus-level planning and decision-makingprocess was established in 1992 by the Board of Education toinvolve professional and non-professional staff members, parents,community members, and business representatives in publiceducation. Participants at each school review the district’seducational goals, objectives, and major district-wide classroominstructional programs to ensure they meet the standards set forthin the Texas Education Code.How to Participate: The school principal determines the sizeof the committee and nominates members from the publicsphere. School-based committee members are selected bysecret ballot at the campus level. Contact your school’sprincipal for details on how to be considered as a candidate ornominee. A list of schools, principals, and telephone numberscan be found in the HISD School Locator. 10
    11. 11. Shared Decision Making District Key Findings• When describing the SDMC, 44.5 % of respondents indicated that itoperated as a decision-making entity for the campus and 30.1%indicated that it operated as an advisory committee.•Responses to all questions relating to the overall planning of the SDMCwere rated good and all questions received a majority of excellent andgood responses.•58% of SDMC respondents rated their involvement in the developmentof the new teacher appraisal system as excellent or good and 36% ratedtheir involvement as fair or poor.•Over half the District Advisory Committee respondents judged the“overall quality” of the DAC’s involvement in providing input for curriculumissues as excellent or good.•47% or (1,234 members) of the estimated 2,628 SDMC committeemembers in the district responded to the SDMC survey and nine DACmembers responded to the survey for a 17.6% response rate. 11
    12. 12. Who are the SDMC members? Non- Professional Instructional Staff elected by Staff the campusTwo (2) Person staff and facultyParents elected by NIS • 2/3selected by Classroomthe PTA/PTO The Teachers SDMC • 1/3 Campus- level Staff Two (2) Principal Business Community Representative Representatives chairperson selected by Principalappointed by the Principal 12
    13. 13. Actions of SDMC members•Attend meetings•Analyze data and monitor implementation of the SchoolImprovement Plan. (SIP)•Address and present issues for discussion.•Recommend resolutions.•Create ad hoc committees.•Chair standing and ad hoc committees.•Submit minutes.•Report recommendations.•Approve all professional development plans. 13
    14. 14. Common SDMC Issues SDMC’s mostly make recommendations!• Student Safety• Student Activities• Community & family projects• Building a positive school culture• Resource allocation• Budget• School Uniforms 14
    15. 15. 5 W’s of SDMCWho:•The SDMC Secretary (not the school secretary) takes the minutes for themeeting and within 48 hours, they should be typed and put in the teacher’sboxes and posted on the school’s website for public access.What:•Consensus is the overall goal of the SDMC.•The setup-formula of a school’s SDMC depends upon the number of teacherscurrently in the school and is also at the principals’ discretion.•The length of the SDMC meeting is contingent upon how many and what typesof issues are on the agenda.When:•SDMC Meetings should take place once a month.•The first meeting should take place by mid September.•SDMC Committee member’s term is 2 years.•Timeline for Fall 2012Where:•SDMC Meetings generally occur on the school premises.Why:•State and District-Mandated 15
    16. 16. SDMC Technology Modules & Group CollaborationPD 360 Video Series: What’s Worth Fighting For 1) Understanding the Change Process (6:07) 2) Principals’: Guidelines for Individual Action: Strategies for Principals’ as Leaders of Change (10:48) (Link will be provided) 3) The Nature and Impact of Collaborative Cultures (11:26)(Link will be provided) 4) Going Wider: Engaging External Forces (16:24) (Link will be provided)Group Discussion Questions: After each video, the training groups will answer the questions and will be assigned 1 question to popcorn out to the whole. Pick 1 representative who will respond with the group’s response. 16
    17. 17. Bringing it all Together HISD Vision & Goals: • Increase student achievement. • Improve human capital. • Provide a safe environment. • Increase management effectiveness and efficiency. • Improve public support and confidence in schools. • Create a positive district culture. Campus Vision: Clear, Concise, and actively includes all stakeholders in matriculating towards common goals. HISD Core Initiatives: Effective teacher in every classroom, Effective principal in every school, Rigorous instructional standards and support, Data-driven accountability, Culture of trust through action. Texas Principal StandardsDomain I: School Community Leadership Domain II: Instructional Leadership Domain III: Administrative Leadership001: Vision 004: Instructional Planning 007: Organizational Decision-Making002: Culture 005: Environment 008: Budget & Finance003: Climate 006: Staff Development 009: Safety 17
    18. 18. Contact Information David Colter: (713) 696-0600 dcolter@houstonisd.org Victor Taylor: (713) 696-0600 vtaylor2@houstonisd.org Leadership Development: (713) 696-0600 LeadershipDevelopment@houstonisd.org http://twitter.com/LeadershipDev1 Leadership Development (David Colter) © 2011 18

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