Collaborative Decision Making

How Does SCRED Make “Big” Decisions? 

SCRED’s main governing body is the SCRED Governing Board, which is made up of one school board member from each member district. In addition to the Governing Board, the six member district superintendents meet once per month as the Superintendents’ Operating Committee (SOC) to provide recommendations regarding SCRED services to the Governing Board.

Depending on the specific topic, input will be sought from one or more of the following stakeholder groups prior to the approval of a decision: Principals/Curriculum Directors, Business Managers, Technology Directors, Special Education Providers, Interventionists, School Psychologists, Services Coordinators, Measurement Committee, or Parent Advisory Council.

For the SCRED programs, the superintendents from each county meet every other month to receive program updates, determine staffing and resource allocation, and approve annual budgets.

In summary, when a big decision gets made by “SCRED,” it is the SCRED member districts making that decision.


Stakeholder Meeting Schedule

4-5 times per year:

  • School Leaders (Principals, Curriculum Directors, and Program Coordinators)
  • Special Education Departments

1-3 times per year: 


  • Superintendents’ Operating Committee (SOC)
  • Services Coordination
  • Implementation Team (I-Team)

As scheduled:


Our Internal Team Infrastructure

Administrative Team

An executive leadership team meets monthly to set the organizational vision, set goals, and ensure sufficient resources are allocated to the implementation goals. The administrative team oversees, leads, and evaluates implementation of the strategic plan, making determination about what practices are “tight” and “loose” (i.e., requirements vs. recommendations) to ensure consistency while allowing adaptations based on specific needs of the stakeholders. 


Services Coordination

A leadership team meets to reflect on data, plan for improvements, and support implementation of the strategic plan. This includes coordinating with I-Team and various work groups/committees to support the implementation goals, providing input into decisions to ensure consistency while allowing adaptations based on specific needs of the stakeholders, and providing input into the allocation of resources to support the implementation goals.


Implementation Team (I-Team)

A leadership team (AKA "steering committee") meets at least monthly to reflect on both implementation data and outcome data, provide input on improvement efforts, and receive guidance and tools necessary to collaboratively support implementation in member district buildings. This steering committee works with the established member district leadership and teams to promote alignment and execution of the implementation goals.


Committees / Work Groups

Small representative teams that focus on producing guidance, resources, and professional learning around specialized topic areas that span service areas. These teams receive direction regarding implementation goals from the Administrative Team, Services Coordination and/or I-Team. There are intentional structures in place to ensure meaningful collaboration and intentional communication with leadership teams.

These include:


PLCs / Service Area Teams

Small teams that design and implement services and/or programming specific to the needs within their service area. Outcome data is regularly reviewed and used to make determinations regarding service effectiveness. Members engage in ongoing professional learning to adjust and enhance practice in response to data. There are intentional structures to ensure meaningful collaboration with other service areas and stakeholders.



Related Topics

Learn about SCRED's Strategic Action Plan, which was developed based on input from our member district stakeholders. It provides direction to our practices and priorities.


Please reach out if you would like to discuss or have questions about how SCRED makes decisions or our team structure.

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