What is School Site Council?

The school site council (SSC) is a collaborative group of teachers, parents, and classified employees, that work with the school principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and the school budget. Members of the site council are


elected by their peers to a 2 year term. The SSC meetings are held bimonth and are open to the public. The agenda for each monthly meeting will be posted outside the school entrance for public viewing.


Our SSC is focused on improving our school.  School Improvement is a program to improve instruction, services, school environment, and organization at school site according to the school plan developed by School Site Council.


The California Education Code requires 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 School District's governing board.
  • Monitor implementation of the SPSA.
Over the course of the year, our site council will work with the Principal to consider and define the goals of the school and then evaluate the school's progress toward those goals. During this evaluation, the council may consider school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys and input from students to provide data necessary to improve school performance.
After considering all the data and creating the big picture of the school's progress, our SSC along with the Principal will create a plan for school improvement called the Single Plan for Student Achievement. This plan may involve new/improved academic program, staff member or parent support and participation strategies, and community outreach programs just to name a few.