SBDM Nominations


This paper came home on Monday and will come home again today. We have extended the deadline until 5/16. We will have elections at 4:00 PM on Tuesday 5/24/16 at an open meeting here at the school.



School Based Decision Making Council – SBDM

For Parent/Step-parent/Legal Guardian of a current Goldsmith Student

Qualifications:  A parent council member shall be a parent, step-parent, or legal guardian of a student enrolled in Goldsmith Elementary School during the council member’s term of office.  A parent representative on the council shall not be an employee or a relative of an employee of the school in which that parent serves, nor shall the parent representative be an employee or relative of an employee in the district administrative offices.
Parents may nominate themselves or another parent (with consent from that parent).
Name of Nominee ____________________________  Date ________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

Daytime Phone _______________________  Evening Phone ______________________

Name and Grade of Children Enrolled in Goldsmith Elementary


Nominated By:  __________________________  Date ___________________

I accept this nomination and hereby certify that I am eligible to serve and will make myself available to serve on this council as an elected representative of the parents and guardians of Lowe students and I meet all the qualifications as described above.  

Signature of Nominee ______________________  Date _________________

Printed Name _____________________________
Nominees must submit a short biography or a resume and a brief reason why they should be elected to this council position.  This information will be printed and distributed prior to the election.  Failure to submit this information by will result in removal as a nominee and your name will not appear on the ballot.


Return this form to Goldsmith Elementary no later than 5/13/16

For more information about SBDM, please refer to the other side.

INFORMATION ABOUT School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM)
What is the School Based Decision Making Council?

The SBDM is the governing body for the school.  It determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities and other matters pertinent to the operation of the school.
When does the Goldsmith SBDM meet?

The council meets at the school once a month.


Who serves on the council?

Two parents, three teachers, and the principal serve on the council.
Who may run for SBDM?

Any parent, step-parent, foster parent or legal guardian of a student who will be

attending the school during the parent’s term of office.  A parent is ineligible if he/she is an employee or a relative of an employee of that school or district central office, or a local school boards member or the spouse of a school board member.
What is the term of office?

The term is for one year, from June 2016-June 2017.

How will I know who is running for council?

The slate of nominees including biographies will be available in the school office from 5/13/16-5/23 and at our meeting where the election will take place.
If I want to run for council what do I do?

Complete the nomination form on the other side and return it to the school no later than May 13, 2016.  You may nominate yourself or another parent if you have that parent’s consent.  Nominations from the floor will not be permitted.
Who may vote in the election?

Parents, step-parents, foster parents, legal guardians of student attending Goldsmith Elementary may vote.
When do we vote?

Voting will take place at an open meeting on 5/24/17 at 4:10 P.M at Goldsmith. Two parent members will be elected to serve on the council.  Absentee ballots are not allowed.


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