School Site Council

  • What is a School Site Council?

    Each school must have an elected School Site Council (SSC) to represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. SSCs are required for any California school that participates in specified categorical programs. (Ed Code 52852 and 64001) 

    Why is the SSC needed?

    SSCs oversee the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the categorical budgets associated with the plan. The SPSA is a plan that establishes a school’s student achievement goals, programs to meet those goals, and allocates funds to support the work. School Site Councils support increased student achievement by focusing their work on the development, monitoring, and evaluation of the SPSA and corresponding categorical budgets to supplement the district’s core academic supports. They develop and adopt the SPSA in consultation with the English Learner Advisory Council

    The School Site Council (SSC) is a school community’s representative body, made up of school staff, parents/community members, and at the secondary level, students. The primary responsibility of the SSC is to participate in the development and monitoring of the Single Plan for Student Achievement, evaluate the effectiveness of programs, monitor the use of supplemental funding available to the school site, seek input from school advisory committees and reaffirm or revise school goals.