President: Lashonda Johnson

The Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC) is the primary governing body for each school in the district. This committee gives insight and input into important decisions that greatly impact students' lives and shape their educational experiences.

Role of Committee

The function of LSDMCs includes:

  • adopting bylaws, including the school's mission and vision
  • setting measurable school goals, based on a needs assessment
  • developing a broad plan (OnePlan) to implement those goals
  • completing a mid-year & end-of-year goal progress report
  • making recommendations and approving the school's budget
  • participating in the selection of the principal, when a vacancy exists
  • approving locally initiated changes in the school's program or focus
  • making recommendations to the principal regarding other school issues
  • seeking grants to support the school's programs (optional)
  • coordinating and overseeing the development of the school as a Community Learning Center


Board policy also governs LSDMC membership and gives proportional representation to all stakeholder groups. Membership is comprised of four major constituencies, with a minimum of 12 members. The number of core members may increase but should remain proportional.

The groups include:

  • three parents selected by the parent group
  • three community members
  • three teachers selected by the Instructional Learning Committee (ILC)
  • three non-teaching staff including the principal, with the other two selected by their representative groups

Optional members may include a student or a representative of a Partner in Education. Members are asked to serve two-year terms.


At least one annual meeting is required to review the purpose of the LSDMC and the OnePlan. However, it is recommended that the LSDMC meet monthly during the school year. All meetings are held at the school and open to the public.

LSDMC meetings: 2nd Monday of the Month at 4:15 pm in the staff cafe at Woodward.