School SIte Council

What is a School Site Council (SSC)?

The SSC decides upon academic instructional programs and all related categorical resource (Federally or State Funded Programs - Title 1 and Title III) expenditures for a school.

A SSC is a school-community representative body made up of:

                            o Principal
                            o Teachers
                            o Other School Personnel
                            o Parents or Community Members

All schools that receive federal or state categorical funding are to have a SSC to decide how to spend categorical funds.

What does a SSC do?

Supports development and approves the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
 Sets and/or reviews school goals and selects specific improvements
 Establishes budgets based upon the SPSA
 Recommends and submits site plan to Board of Education (State Administrator) for approval

Reviews and modifies the SPSA
 Monitors and evaluates implementation of SPSA and resulting student achievement
 Assesses effectiveness of planned strategies, activities and remedies
 Participates in local, state, and federal reviews of the school’s program for compliance and quality;

Collaborates with other Advisory Groups (specifically)    *the English Learner Advisory Committee -- ELAC)  

Encourages parent, family and community involvement
* Encourages broad representation of parents, community members, teachers 

* Develops and oversees Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Home - School Compact 

* Includes all socioeconomic, ethnic, and programmatic groups represented in the school- community.