What is School Site Council?
California Education Code 52852 requires that a School Site Council shall be established at each school that participates in Title I or LCFF supplemental/concentration grant funding.
- The School Site council is a team compromised of the school principal, teachers, other staff and parents and/or community members and, in high schools students participate on the team.
- School Site Council members are elected, with teachers electing teachers, parents electing parents, and students electing students.
- The School Site Council looks at student data and school information, identifies student needs and areas for improvement, and participates in the creation/revision of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
- The SPSA is the schools’ plan or blueprint for activities that will be carried out to improve the school and student achievement. The plan outlines the specific activities and the funding, either Title I or LCFF which will be utilized.
- The School Site Council also monitors the plan to see that the actions have occurred; the funding spent and evaluates the activities at the end of the school.
Why Serve on the School Site Council?
School Site Council members:
- Participate in important decision making that can bring positive benefits to students
- Represent the entire school community and take responsibility for the achievement of all students
- Learn about school governance and funding.
How Can Parents Get Involved?
- Attend School Site Council meetings – ask the principals for a list of meeting dates.
- Meetings are public. Agendas are posted (usually in the office) 72 hours in advance.
- Let the principal know you are interested in participating in School Site Council.