Collaborative Decision Making

How Does SCRED Make “Big” Decisions? 

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

Governing Board

SCRED’s main governing body is the SCRED Governing Board, which is made up of one school board member from each member district.


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.

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

Stakeholder Input

Before a decision is made by the Superintendents and Governing Board, stakeholder input is gathered from relevant groups of member district and SCRED staff, parents/guardians, and community members (see below).

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Stakeholder Meeting Schedule


  • School Leaders — Principals, Curriculum Directors, and Program Coordinators
  • Special Education Departments — SpEd teachers, SLPs, School Psychologists in each school building meet with Special Services Supervisor



  • Superintendents’ Operating Committee (SOC) — Superintendents and SCRED Administrators
  • Services Coordination — Services Coordinators and SCRED Administrators
  • Implementation Team (I-Team) — School Psychologists, Services Coordinators, and SCRED Administrators


  • Governing Board — One school board member from each member district
  • Other Networking


SCRED's 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.


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