Purpose of School Site Council

The School Site Council (SSC) is a school community representative body made up of school staff, parents/community members, and at the secondary level, students.

SSC evaluates and recommends the need for and monitors the progress of intervention strategies at the school. These actions are primarily recommended through the Single Plan for Student Achievement.

Primary Role of School Site Council

The California Education Code requires the School Site Council 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.

The School Site Council:

  • Assists in development and approves the plan.
  • Helps consolidate plans for all programs operated at school.
  • Assists with identifying school goals.
  • Helps align goals with verifiable state data.
  • Participates in recommendations about how funds will be used to improve academic performance.
  • Updates plan and budget throughout the school year.
  • At the elementary level the council shall be constituted to ensure parity between (a) school staff members (principal, classroom teachers, and other school staff); and (b) parent/community members (EC 52852). In other words, one-half of the members must be school staff (classroom teachers shall comprise the majority of this half of the council) and the other half must be parents/community members.

The Council will need officers, including: 

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Other officers as needed