SBDM Councils

    Jennifer Yankey

    SBDM Coordinator


    211 Virginia Avenue

    Pineville, KY 40977

    Phone: 606-337-7051

    Fax: 606-337-1412

    E-Mail: jennifer.yankey@bell.kyschools.us

  • School Based Decision Making

    Published: 1/14/2016 11:34 AM
    In the 1990 legislative session, the Kentucky legislature passed HB 940, which is best known as the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA). Essentially, this piece of legislation changed the face of education in Kentucky from curriculum to finance. One drastic change that came with KERA was in governance, and the introduction of school-based decision making councils by KRS 160.345.

    ​ School councils promote shared leadership among those who are close to the students. Membership of each council includes parents, teachers and an administrator of the school. The council has the responsibility to set school policy and make decisions outlined in statute which shall provide an environment to enhance student achievement and help meet the goals established in KRS 158.645 and KRS 158.6451.

    Making shared decisions results in a greater commitment to enhancing student achievement.