The design of the SBDM containment areas, typical of other dredged material deposition sites in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, involves the creation of a diked off area that is ultimately filled with DM by hydraulic pumping.
This reaction and the reaction of the sulfuric acid with silicate minerals to release Al and other elements from the mineral structures are likely pathways for the release of iron, aluminum, and sulfuric acid from SBDM into the Pocomoke Sound.
During periods of drought, SBDM may act as reservoirs of acidity where additional sulfuric acid and acid-forming salts may form; however, in cases of above-normal rainfall, large quantities of low pH effluent carrying Fe, Al and other elements can be released from SBDM.
The study is the first to focus on the types of decisions made by the SBDM Councils in the state.
The status of implementation of SBDM Councils in a stratified random sample of high schools, middle and junior high schools, and elementary schools geographically distributed throughout the eight service regions of the state.
The types of decisions being made by the SBDM Councils during the period of July 1, 1996 through November 30, 1997.
Because decisions in these areas epitomize the essential issues of educating students, they are sources of contention within schools and SBDM Councils, and between schools and district personnel.
Representation on SBDM Councils is another aspect of democracy in which the Kentucky legislature has played a major role.
The earliest SBDM Councils did not reflect even this small amount of diversity.
While SBDM sounds very good in theory, it often fails.
One real difficulty with most SBDM situations is the turn-over of participants - typically parents serve on boards for only a year or two, and different teachers are elected every year or two.
The following scenario illustrates how a GDSS can support SBDM: