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.
SBDM Council Members
Bell Central School Center
Jennifer Blankenship (Principal)
Debbie Collett (Teacher)
Trina Fuson (Teacher)
Katrina Goodnight (Teacher)
Jamie Ross (Parent)
Clarinda Sturm (Parent)
BELL CENTRAL SCHOOL CENTER SCHOOL BASED DECISION MAKING (SBDM) COUNCIL Meetings
Bell Central School Center conducts regularly scheduled School Based Decision Making Council meetings as follows:
Dates: Second Monday of each month
Time: 4:00 PM New Meeting Time
Location: Bell Central School Center Conference Room
District Office Liaison: Jennifer Yankey