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School Site Council (SSC)

The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with federally- and state-funded programs:  Economic Impact Aid-StateCompensatory Education, Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient, TitleI, Title I Parent Involvement and Quality Education InvestmentAct programs. The School Site Council is required at all schools in theSan Diego Unified School District.

The School Site Council is anelected, representative team of staff, parents, and interested communitymembers, who make decisions regarding our school’s educational program,including categorical budgets, intervention supports, site planning process,and communications. 

Longfellow's School Site Council meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

School Site Councilsprovide oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associatedwith the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in order to meet the needsof all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the principal tooversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of the SPSA, including reviewingand analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs andactivities; and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the schoolthrough categorical programs.



School Site Councils are comprised ofparents, community members, staff, who are selected by each of theirconstituent groups.

At the elementary level, the minimumnumber of members is ten. The elementary SSC is comprised of half parents andcommunity members (non-district employees); and half school personnel, withclassroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroomteacher).

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

Longfellow follows the elementary level model for membership.   Education Code 52852 requires that theSSC be configured as follows:

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 Representativeis defined as follows: At least one staff member who is not a classroom teachermust be included on the SSC.  The SSC shall design and conduct electionsfor these staff members to elect their representative.  Examples: ELST, office staff, resource teachers, custodian.

SSC Meeting Agendas and Minutes