Do you have policy or process questions or concerns about MIMS? Please submit any questions or concerns to your SDMC representative by 11:59 pm Friday, September 18, if you would like them brought up at the first SDMC meeting for the year.
Email Wendy Chung with your questions, comments, and concerns.
What is SDMC?
Not sure what to bring to SDMC? SDMC stands for Shared Decision Making Committee and is established by Texas law and HISD policy. The members of the SDMC are parents, community members, teachers, staff, and area business representatives, who are convened by the MIMS Principal.
The committee is responsible for planning and policies on the campus. For comparison, the PTO helps raise money and support the campus and students based on the policies set by the SDMC. Both groups represent the community and work to make school a success for our students.
What does SDMC Do?
Examples of areas that require SDMC involvement include the following, per HISD:
- 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 approval.
- Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the school’s organizational structure
- Establishing procedures to periodically obtain broad-based community, parent, and staff input.
More info on MIMS SDMC
Information on the MIMS SDMC, including members and minutes, can be found on the MIMS website.
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