The 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 SSC also oversees all the categorical funds such as Title I, Second Language and GATE.
School Site Councils are required by the State of California to oversee our school's Site Plan and Title I budgets. Our Council is identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets. Its main responsibility is to prepare and monitor the School Site Plan.
This plan reflects our school"s educational goals and its main strategies for achieving those goals for all of its students. The Site Council is also responsible for approving our school's budget for the compensatory education funds we receive each year. These funds are allocated by the state and federal governments to serve the educational needs of low-income children.
Members of the School Site Council are elected to two-year terms with parents, staff and classified personnel electing their own representatives. All schools are required to have an SSC. Contact your site administrator or SSC chair if you are interested in joining.