Chesterton

Elementary School

Sprinting to Success

School Site Council (SSC)

The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with federally- and state-funded programs:  Economic Impact Aid-State Compensatory Education, Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient, Title I, Title I Parent Involvement and Quality Education Investment Act programs. The School Site Council is required at all schools in the San Diego Unified School District.


At the elementary level, the minimum number of members is ten. The elementary SSC is comprised of half parents and community members (non-district employees); and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher).

School Site Councils provide oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associated with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in order to meet the needs of all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the principal to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of the SPSA, including reviewing and analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs and activities; and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the school through categorical programs.