Hughes STEM LSDMC (Local School Decision Making Committee)

The Local Decision-Making Committee is the primary governing body for Hughes High School.


  1. Approve by-laws for the LSDMC to be submitted to CPS by Monday, November 3, 2014.
  2. Secure membership of parents, community members, teaching and non-teaching staff, students, and Partner-in-Education and submit roster to CPS by September 10. 
  3. Support the school's transformation to a Community Learning Center. LSDMC recommends the lead agency, resource coordination, afterschool, health, mental health and other support services.
  4. Assess the needs of your school by reviewing the State Report Card.
  5. Develop a vision and mission statement for your school.
  6. Set goals for the school consistent with the district strategic plan and based upon your needs assessment of your school. 
  7. Develop OIP to implement goals and measure progress.
  8. Monitor ongoing progress including academic performance through reports from principal and staff.
  9. Complete progress report on goals at mid-year and end of school year.
  10. Submit to annual evaluation and rating of the LSDMC’s performance as a group 
  11. Approve the school budget and seek additional resources as needed.
  12. Review the overall school team plans and concur with the school community's request for exemption from the prevailing team organization. Approve any proposed school day schedule changes.
  13. Approve any locally initiated change in school program or focus, e.g. neighborhood to magnet, new curriculum, and uniforms.
  14. Participate in the principal selection process. Make recommendations to the principal on other issues.
  15. Act on requests from groups and committees in the school community and report back to constituent groups.
  16. Participate in district-sponsored LSDMC training

LSDMC Meeting Agendas

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month at the Hughes Innovation Lab at 5:00 pm