School Site Council
Overview and Responsibilities
The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with Federal and State-funded programs. 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. The School Site Council (SSC) is intended to be a decision-making body that represents all stakeholders of the school community. The school principal, teachers, other school personnel, parents, and students (secondary level) make up this group. Their primary responsibility is to identify common goals and assist the leadership team in establishing a plan to achieve the goals. The key to a successful SSC depends upon a good working relationship among all members of the Council. Each member of the Council shares a unique perspective and knowledge of the school’s needs.
The Single Plan for Student Achievement
The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) identifies and addresses the instructional needs of students and specifies how categorical funds provided through the Consolidated Application will be used to accomplish the goals outlined in the plan.
50% School Personnel
25% Parents/ Community Members
Principal (automatic member)
Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.
Students must be currently enrolled in the school and shall be elected by the student body.
Minimum of six (6) Classroom Teachers*
Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.
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.
Minimum of one (3) Other School Personnel Representative**
** non classroom teachers/ classified staff
Parents will be voted on during back to school night. (5)
Once the official ballot has been created, the current enrolled students will vote for six (6) student members.
Classroom teachers must be in the majority.
The students who receive the most votes will be the student members; the student receiving the next highest number of votes (6th highest) will be the student alternate.