Shared Decision-Making Teams in Our Schools
"The purpose of school-based planning and shared decision making shall be to improve the educational performance of all students in the school, regardless of such factors as socioeconomic status, race, sex, language background, or disability." Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, 100.11The Red Hook Central School District has a Building Leadership Team (BLT) in each of its school buildings. There is also a District Leadership Team (DLT) comprised of members of the BLTs and other interested parties. These teams are made up of teachers, parents, support staff, and administrators. All team members are equal members of the committee.All BLT and DLT meetings are open to the public. Shared Decision Making's intent is to arrive at decisions made with the input of all stakeholder groups resulting in better decisions, more support for school improvement initiatives, and increased student performance.