What is School Site Council (SSC)?
Every school is required by California Education Code (CEC 52852) to establish and maintain an appropriately configured School Site Council. The SSC is a formal group staffed by teachers, parents, and classified employees. These councils generally either drive decisions or advise the principal.
The School Site Council annually reviews and updates the Single Plan for Student Achievement (LCAP/SSP) including proposed expenditure of funds allocated to the school through the Consolidated Application. The net results of the council members’ efforts are to calibrate performance, make decisions, and to advise the principal on the site budget, academic programs, and school improvement plan.
Who or what are the council member positions?
The council consists of the principal and staff members and parents/community members elected by their peers. Official council roles are outlined below.
- Chairperson – facilitates and coordinates the agenda, content, and meetings of council in conjunction with the mandate of the principal’s office. Collaborates across all organizations.
- Vice Chairperson- full partner to Chairperson, assumes duties in the absence of the Chair
- Secretary – record key actions, decisions and minutes of School Site Council meetings.
- District Advisory Committee (DAC) Representative – designated to attend Evergreen School District (ESD) information meetings (~5), and to forge communications between ESD and SSC. See Evergreen School District: DAC.
- Note: English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) are considered an integral part of site advisory groups for the SSC.