The School Site Council (SSC) is an elected, shared decision-making group comprised of parents, community members, site administrators, teachers and other staff. At the secondary level, students are included. The SSC has an ongoing responsibility to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the site plan. The California Education Code requires the school site councils to:
- Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.
- Seek input from school advisory committees.
- Reaffirm or revise school goals.
- Revise improvement strategies and expenditures.
- Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the governing board.
- Monitor implementation of the SPSA.
ROLES OF SSC
School Site Councils perform many important roles. They:
- Develop and approve the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
- Set and review school goals and select specific improvements
- Establish budgets to support the goals and actions in the SPSA
- Recommend and submit SPSA to the Board of Education
- Annually review and modify the SPSA
- Monitor and evaluate implementation of the SPSA
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the SPSA
- Ensure alignment with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
- Collaborate with Advisory Groups such as ELAC and PAC
- Encourage parent, family, and community involvement
- Encourage broad representation of parents, community members, teachers and students
- Include all socioeconomic, ethnic, and programmatic groups represented in the school
- Work with the principal, staff, parents, and students to develop the Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Home-School Compact (Title I sites only)
REsponsibilities of SSC
SSC responsibilities include:
- Developing the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) (Ed. Code 52853, 64001)
- Approving the SPSA
- Recommending SPSA to the local governing board for approval
- Monitoring the implementation of the SPSA
- Evaluating the effectiveness of the planned activities in the SPSA at least annually