• Shared Decision-Making is a process by which all members of the education community at the District and school levels cooperate in identifying educational issues, defining goals, formulating policy, and implementing and assessing activities to help students reach standards of excellence. No longer is the major objective of education the dissemination of knowledge, but rather knowledge becomes a tool to be used to accomplish the objectives of education, which are to teach the child how to think, how to learn, how to problem solve, how to use knowledge, and how to make decisions.   

    The District Shared Decision-Making Team (SDMT) provides the efficient use of the expertise of all professionals within the system in developing and implementing changes in the educational program and educational policy on a cooperative basis with the Board and the administration.