New SBDM Regulation Allows Additional Voting Members

On November 30, 2021, regulation 701 KAR 5:100 took effect which provides new guidelines for school-based decision making alternative models.  The changes were unanimously approved by the Kentucky Board of Education in April. School councils may add additional voting members, such as students, additional parents, classified staff, and community members to their council’s membership through an Alternative SBDM Application process.

The regulation also allows a school council to add non-voting council members without the prior approval of the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE). Students, classified staff, or community members may be added to the council in an advisory role but do not have voting rights.

For more information, consult the Kentucky Department of Education guidelines governing adding voting and non-voting SBDM members.

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