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School Site Council (SSC)

What is the School Site Council?

The School Site Council (SSC), is a mandated advisory body created by the federal government to support students who are most at risk. The SSC is a school-community representative committee made up of the Principal, Teachers, Other School Personnel, Parents/Caregivers, and Community Members.  All schools that receive federal or state categorical funding are required to have a School Site Council to give input and help decide how to spend categorical funds. We are making an effort to recruit and engage parents from traditionally historically underserved populations identified in our School Site Council Bylaws and identified by the District and those targeted by LCFF legislation (OUSD LCAP Website), specifically parents of…

  • Foster Youth
  • English Learners
  • Students with Disabilities
  • African American
  • Latino
  • those eligible for free and reduced lunch

During our SSC meetings we discuss students’ academic growth and social-emotional health including:

  • Review the school site plans, relevant testing data, ask questions and provide feedback
  • Evaluate the school as a whole and not individual students 

  • Development of targeted groups of students, such as English Language Learners or students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to identify and address any gaps in opportunities for these students

The SSC is the decision-making body for:

  • The budget (local, state and federal)
  • Instructional program
  • Curriculum in all areas
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of the School Site Plan
  • Works with other school-based Advisory groups
  • Reviewing and approving all programs that affect the instructional goals
  • Working in collaboration with other school organizations, including SPTO and the ACORNS Club

How do I know what the SSC is doing?

  • The SSC meets on a monthly basis and is open to any interested person
  • Meeting agendas are published before the meeting where minutes are reviewed and shared

How do I join the SSC?

  • This SSC offers an excellent opportunity for parents, community members, and school staff and administration to work together and plan for the achievement of all students with a mandate to focus on our LCFF target populations. 
  • Any interested person may attend and participate in scheduled SSC meetings and discussions
  • There are ten elected voting members - if you are interested in being a member contact Dr. Léjon Payne
  • SSC elections are held at the first meeting of the new school year
  • Members serve a two-year term

Please contact Josh Cline if you have questions.