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School Site Council (SSC)

WHAT IS THE SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL?

School Site Council is a twelve-member committee of parents, teachers, students, classified staff and administrators who monitor school improvement through the instructional program. The monitoring consists of the annual review of test data, development of a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), budgeting State funding to carry out the SPSA and the evaluation of the SPSA implementation and its effect on student achievement.

The SSC has a number of important responsibilities, including:

  • Reviewing and analyzing student achievement data
  • Gathering community input
  • Helping develop the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the school site budget
  • Monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget

Composition

  • Parent members must be elected by parents of pupils participating in a compensatory education program.
  • Parents must constitute a majority of the membership.
  • The committee shall include broad representation of the parent population served by the school including socio-economic and ethnic groups represented in the school attendance area.

What to Expect from Your School's Planning Process

These are the steps in the school planning process, completed with your stakeholders:

  1. Collect and review new data about your school and students, and reflect on how your school is doing to support students to succeed. Examples of information you can review include:
    • Academic assessments such as ELPAC, writing assessments and RFEP reclassification data
    • Attendance, out-of-class referrals and suspension data
    • Student and family surveys
  2. Based on the data, and considering your existing two-year plan, analyze any trends or patterns that you uncover and create a narrative.  Next,  given the trends, pattern and analysis completed above and a review of your currently articulated SPSA strategies and actions, what updates, if any, need to be made to your Action Plan?
  3. Starting the first week of March, evaluate how the draft school budget can best support these goals and priorities.

How You Can Participate

  • Participate in School Site Council, ELAC and school planning meetings
  • Participate in your school’s student and parent surveys and make sure your voice is heard

When Does the School Site Council Meet?

The School Site Council meets on the fourth Monday of each month school is in session, with the exception of December and June, virtually, from 3 - 4 pm.