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Purpose of the
School Site Council (SSC)

California Education Code

The California Education Code (EC 64001 a) requires the School Site Council (SSC) to develop a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for Consolidated Application programs operated at the school. The council must recommend the proposed plan to the local governing board for approval, monitor its implementation, and evaluate the results. At least annually, the council must revise and recommend the plan, including proposed expenditures of all funds allocated to the school through the Consolidated Application, to the local governing board for approval. (California Department of Education, September, 2002)

Who Can Join?

The council members are comprised of parents, teachers, administrators, classified employees, and students.

The main duties of the SSC are to:

  • obtain input from a variety of advisory committees
  • review school characteristics
  • analyze current educational practice and staffing
  • analyze student performance data
  • establish school goals
  • review available resources
  • select specific improvements
  • consider centralized services
  • recommend the SPSA to the local governing board
  • monitor progress (the main function of the council)
  • evaluate the effectiveness of planned activities
  • modify the SPSA as needed