Nominations Open for 2019-21 SBDM Parent Representative

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School-based decision-making (SBDM) was mandated by state law in 1990 to promote shared leadership among those who are closest to the students. The council is the governing body for duPont Manual High School. It determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities and other matters pertinent to the operation of the … Read moreNominations Open for 2019-21 SBDM Parent Representative

SBDM Election Update

After much research, consideration and discussion, we moved to an online voting system to elect our SBDM parent representative, in order 1) to encourage stronger participation by providing a more convenient method, since we had almost no voters physically showing up in person to vote with the paper ballot system in prior years, and 2) to be more eco-friendly.

Recent input from Dr. Shawna StentonSBDM Specialist with JCPS, has led us to revisit this choice for the current election. Therefore, we are extending the voting period, and reverting to in-person paper ballots

Ballots will be accepted at the following times/locations:

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Nominations Are Now Open for SBDM Parent Representative

School-based decision-making (SBDM) was mandated by state law in 1990 to promote shared leadership among those who are closest to the students. The council is the governing body for duPont Manual High School. It determines school policy for curriculum, staffing, discipline, scheduling, instructional practices, extra-curricular activities and other matters pertinent to the operation of the school. The council usually meets once a month. Meetings have historically been held the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm.

The council is made up of the principal, 3 teachers and 2 parents. To ensure a staggered two-year term, this year’s parent member election will be for one parent representative who will serve a two-year term from July 2018 to June 2020.

Nominations are due April 16, 2018 and the election will be held online April 17-22.

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Manual MST Students Advance to ISEF

State Science Fair Winners

While most Manual families were starting spring break celebrations on Saturday, April 1st, 49 MST students were competing at the Kentucky State Science and Engineering Fair held on the EKU campus in Richmond.

Manual MST won 3 of the 6 slots available to proceed to ISEF (Intel International Science & Engineering Fair), for a total of 9 students going to ISEF.  The other students were selected from the duPont Manual Regional Science Fair held on March 12th at JCTC in Louisville.

Manual students who will represent Team KY at ISEF  are Anjali Chadha, Ben Jiang, Govind Krishna, Emily Liu, Greg Schwartz, Madison Sneve and the team of Harsha Paladugu, Ryan Folz and Abraham Riedel-Mishaan. See the list of all winners at the State Science Fair here.

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Meet Your SBDM Parent Rep Candidates

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SBDM elections are coming up soon! Please click here to learn more about this year’s fabulous candidates. We will be hosting a Q&A Session on Facebook with these candidates on May 1st at 6:00pm. Elections will run from May 2nd through May 4th. Please get to know the candidates and watch for the link to cast your vote for the next SBDM parent representative.

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Are You The One? Now Seeking SBDM Candidates

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Want to use your voice for the benefit of our Manual community?

There is an opening for Parent Representative on the SBDM Council. We have two SBDM Parent Representatives who each serve a 2 year term; the terms are staggered so there is an opening and election held each year. The nominee for the upcoming election must have a child enrolled at Manual for the 2017-2018 AND 2018-2019 school years. Nominations for the Parent Representative (2017-2019) are due April 11, 2017. Please visit our SBDM page for more details or click here for the nomination form.

Read what Shannon Evans, SBDM Parent Rep wrapping up her term this year, has to say about her involvement: 

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