We have a variety of organizations that involve parents and school staff in our school.
Taft's PTA is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that
is intended to facilitate parental participation at our school. Our PTA's goal is to support Taft, encourage parent involvement, support teachers, and organize
family events and fund raisers. Taft's PTA meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:15 in the library.
For more information on Taft's PTA, contact the office.
School Site Council
The School Site Council is a shared decision making body composed of parents, staff, and classified personnel.
School Site Councils are required by the State of California to oversee our school’s Site Plan and Title I budgets. Our Council is identifies needs for academic programs and sets budgets. Its main responsibility is to prepare and monitor the School Site Plan.
This plan reflects our school"s educational goals and its main strategies for achieving those goals for all of its students. The Site Council is also responsible for approving our school"s budget for the compensatory education funds we receive each year. These funds are allocated by the state and federal governments to serve the educational needs of low-income children.
Members of the School Site Council are elected to two-year terms with parents, staff and classified personnel electing their own representatives.
For more information on the School Site Council, contact the office.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
When a school has 21 or more English Learners, it must form an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).
The primary purpose of ELAC is to advise the school principal and school staff regarding the instructional programs and support services for English Learners. ELAC is also responsible for advising the School Site Council (SSC) and reviewing the Site Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
The school is responsible for training and providing appropriate support to all ELAC members. By doing so, ELAC members will be well-informed and thus be able to communicate meaningful input and advice to the school about its efforts to educate English Learners.
If you'd like to get involved in the ELAC, contact the office.
For more information on the district's English Language Learners program, visit the Office of Language Acquisition website.
Site Governance Team
The Governance Team is a shared decision making body, required at each school by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education.
The teams meet regularly to discuss and make decisions about issues affecting our school and our children.
The team includes parents, teachers and classified staff, and the principal. The agendas are available for public review and the meetings are open to the public.
Parents are welcome to call parent members with questions and concerns to be brought to the team.For more information, contact the office.
District-Level CommitteesCareer Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC)Develops recommendations on the College, Career and Technical Education program and provides the liaison between the district and potential employers. Learn more .Compensatory Education Programs, District Advisory Council (DAC)Advisory group of elected representatives from Title I schools that consult with the district on behalf of compensatory education program participants.Learn more.District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)Advises the Board of Education and district staff on programs and services for English Learners. Learn more .Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) District Advisory CommitteeAdvises central office staff on GATE program development, planning and implementation as required by state law; acts as regional liaison to school sites for development of gifted programs; reviews district program objectives, activities, budget timelines and annual evaluations. For more information, contact your school principal or visit the GATE District Advisory Committee web page .Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC)Citizens' advisory group created to monitor Proposition S implementation and expenditures. ICOC meetings are open to the public and regulated by the Brown Act. Learn more .Special Education, Community Advisory Committee (CAC)Advises the SDUSD Board of Education and the Special Education administration on the implementation of the Local Plan, which describes how the district provides services to students with exceptional needs. Learn more .Utilization of Excess School Property, Advisory Committee for (ACUESP)Board-appointed citizens' advisory group authorized to consider proposals and develop recommendations regarding property owned by the school district. Learn more .