School-Based Decision Making Training

KET offers self-paced online courses for both new and experienced SBDM council members to meet yearly training requirements. Courses are available for purchase on the KET Education Store.

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Intro to SBDM

This course is facilitated by a certified SBDM trainer and fulfills the six-hour training requirement for new SBDM members. Learners work at their own pace to complete the course, then the facilitator reviews the work and issues a certificate once all course criteria are met, at which time the learner will log back in to download the certificate. Registration is available within one of the below course terms. Learners who don’t complete the course by the final day will need to re-enroll at the start of the next term.

  • Winter:        January 1 – March 21
  • Spring:        April 1 – June 21
  • Summer:      July 1 – September 20
  • Fall:            October 1 – December 21

Cost: $95
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SBDM Bylaws and Policies

This three-hour experienced member course parallels the in-person training developed by Kentucky Department of Education and fulfills the training requirement for experienced SBDM members. Members learn how to differentiate between bylaws and policies, the characteristics of each, and how they enhance student achievement. The course contains lessons, assessments, reflections and questions; a certificate is issued once all course criteria are met at the end of the course. This course is available from July 1 – June 30 each school year, with all coursework for that term to be completed by June 30th.

Cost: $40
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Purchase Information

Method of Payment:Credit cards and Kentucky school purchase orders
Purchase Orders: Make out to KET, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington KY 40502, then email to after submitting the order. Reference the invoice number in the email. Purchase order payments can take up to two business days to process and then learners are enrolled in the course.
Invoices: A PDF invoice is emailed to the buyer immediately after the order is placed. If the learner places the order, then the learner receives the original invoice, as it is not mailed to the billing address. Paper or additional copies are available upon request.
Learner Enrollment: Buyers purchasing the course for someone else should select,  “Check if someone other than yourself will take this course.” Once KET completes the order, the buyer will receive an email with a link to enroll the learner in the course.
Course Access: Once enrolled in the course, the learner receives emails containing their username, password, and the course website.

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