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Longbranch Elementary School has a team (The Site-Based Decision Making Council or S.B.D.M. Council) comprised of teachers, parents and the the school principal. This council is the decision-making body for Longbranch Elementary School. With the exception of the principal, the council members are elected for a one year term.

The S.B.D.M. Council meets regularly, usually once each month. Meetings are announced in advance and open to the public (except issues which require Executive Session). Parents/Guardians/Community members are encouraged to attend.

The S.B.D.M. Council establishes policies and standards for Longbranch through committee input. Committees are comprised of parents and teachers. A wide variety of committees are in place, some yearly, some to address a specific concern. It is important that parents and teachers support the Council by serving on committees whenever possible. For further information about the S.B.D.M. Council and/or specific committees, contact the school or a council member.

2017-2018 Members

Erika Bowles                       Principal and Chair      

Sonya Bessong                  Parent                     

Beth Cahill                         Teacher                   

LIsa Fischer                       Teacher                                   

Vacant                               Teacher  

Casey Seibert                     Parent


Our council meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at 4:30pm in the school media center.  If the meeting is cancelled due to no qurorum, weather, etc., it will be posted for the public in advance.




Policies and Bylaws

Consolidated School Improvement Plan (CSIP)

Abbreviated CSIP