The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with federally- and state-funded programs: Title I and Title I Parent Involvement programs. The School Site Council is required at all schools in the San Diego Unified School District.

Membership

School Site Councils are comprised of parents, community members, staff, and students at secondary schools, who are selected by each of their constituent groups.

At the elementary level, the minimum number of members is ten. The elementary SSC is comprised of half parents and community members; and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher).

At the secondary level (high schools), the minimum number of members on the SSC is twelve. Membership is comprised of one quarter students, one quarter parents and community members; and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher).  Middle schools may select to use either the elementary or secondary model.

The principal is an ex-officio member of the SSC. A School Site Council may have more members, as long as the correct configuration for elementary or secondary schools is maintained.

Education Code 52852 requires that the SSC be configured as follows:


Elementary Schools

Elementary Model - Minimum of ten (10) members
 
50% Parents/Community Members
(minimum of 5)
  • Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.
  • Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.
50% School Personnel
(minimum of 5)
  • Principal (automatic member)
  • Minimum of three (3) Classroom Teachers
  • Minimum of one (1) Other School Representative*
  • Classroom teachers must be in the majority.
 *Other School Representative is defined as follows: At least one staff member who is not a classroom teacher must be included on the SSC.  The SSC shall design and conduct elections for these staff members to elect their representative.  Examples:  ELST, office staff, resource teachers, custodian.
 


High Schools
Secondary Model - Minimum of twelve (12) members

25% Parents/Community Members (minimum of 3)
  • Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.
  • Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.

25% Students
(minimum of 3)

  • Students must be currently enrolled in the school
  • Nomination forms will be made available to students.  All students nominated by their peers MUST accept the nomination prior to their name being placed on the official ballot.
  • Once the official ballot has been created, the currently enrolled students will vote for the stuednt members.  The three (3) students who receive the most votes will be the student members; the student receiving the fourth highest number of votes will be the student alternate.
50% School Personnel (minimum of 6)
  • Principal (automatic member)
  • Minimum of three (4) Classroom Teachers
  • Minimum of one (1) Other School Representative*
  • Classroom teachers must be in the majority.

 *Other School Representative is defined as follows: At least one staff member who is not a classroom teacher must be included on the SSC.  The SSC shall design and conduct elections for these staff members to elect their representative.  Examples:  ELST, office staff, resource teachers, custodian.~



Middle-Level Schools and Schools with Atypical Grade Configurations Ed Code 33133 (c)
Middle Schools and schools with atypical grade configurations (e.g., grades K-8, grades K-12) must choose either the Elementary Model or the Secondary Model.
 

Prior to the first official meeting of the newly-elected School Site Council each fall, the principal shall submit an official roster to the Monitoring and Accountability Reporting Department indicating that the council has been constituted in compliance with all requirements of board policy, district procedures, and state and federal requirements pertaining to categorical programs. The roster shall include names and contact information of all members, in addition to the constituent group each member represents.

Responsibilities

 

School Site Councils provide oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associated with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in order to meet the needs of all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the principal to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of the SPSA, including reviewing and analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs and activities; and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the school through categorical programs.

Related Resources 

Training Presentations

SSC Roles and Responsibilities Training
 
 

SSC Handbook - Appendices & Sample Documents

 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact Information

Monitoring and Accountability Reporting Department
4100 Normal St., Rm. 3209
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone  (619) 725-5605
Fax       (619) 725-7055