SBDM Open Position

Dear School Families-

A paper version of this note will come home with the students Monday. We have a vacant spot on our Site Based Decision Making Council. The position will be for the remainder of this school year.

The details:



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.

SBDM Members will need to attend a six (6) hour session where they learn about the role. If they serve a second term, they will need a three (3) hour session to keep current.
New SBDM Policy: There will be one parent elected to a two year term and one parent elected to a one year term.

After 2018-19 the parent terms will all be two years.

Parents may nominate themselves or another parent (with consent from that parent).
Name of Nominee:  _____________________________________    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 Goldsmith students and I meet all the qualifications as described above.  

Signature of Nominee: ________________________________   Date:                           ______

Printed Name: _____________________________________


Nominees may submit a short biography or a brief reason why they should be elected to this council position.  This information will be printed and distributed prior to the election:






Return this form to Goldsmith Elementary January 7- January 10


A ballot will go home with students on January 10.

 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. We currently meet on the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 PM.


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 are the Terms of Office?


The terms of office for teacher and parent representatives to the SBDM Council will begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the next year


This position will end on June 30 and a new nomination and election will take place.

Who may vote in the election?

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


A ballot will go home with students on January 10. Please return ballot on January 11. It will also be posted online at


The Goldsmith PTA will count the ballots on the afternoon of January 11.


Voting will also take place all day on January 11. All parents are also invited to vote by coming in to the school office. The office hours will be 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.


There is one parent position available.

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