School Site Council (SSC)


Overview and Responsibilities

The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with Federal and State funded programs.  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 

The SSC is required at all schools in the San Diego Unified School District.

 

Membership

School Site Councils are comprised of parents, community members, staff, and students at secondary schools, who are selected by each of their constituent groups.

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

At the secondary level (high schools), the minimum number of members on the SSC is twelve. Membership is comprised of one quarter students, one quarter parents and community members; and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one “other” staff member (not a classroomteacher).  Middle schools may select to use either the elementary or secondary model.

The principal is an ex-officio member of the SSC. A School Site Council may have more members, as long as the correct configuration for elementary or secondary schools is maintained.

Education Code 52852 requires SSC minimal configuration as follows:

Elementary Schools
Elementary Model - Minimum of ten (10) members

 

Elementary Model

50% School Personnel

50% Parents/ Community Members

Principal (automatic member)

Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.

Minimum of three (3) Classroom Teachers*

Parent/community members may not be employed at the school site.

Minimum of one (1) Other School Personnel Representative**

 

Classroom teachers must be in the majority.

 

Minimum of five (5)

Minimum of five (5)

 

 

 

Secondary Model

50% School Personnel

25% Parents/ Community Members

25% Students

Principal (automatic member)

Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.

Students must be currently enrolled in the school and shall be elected by the entire student body.

Minimum of four (4) Classroom Teachers*

Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.

Nomination forms will be made available to students. All students nominated by their peers MUST accept the nomination prior to their name being placed on the official ballot.

Minimum of one (1) Other School Personnel Representative**

 

Once the official ballot has been created, the currently enrolled students will vote for three (3) student members.

Classroom teachers must be in the majority.

 

The three students who receive the most votes will be the student members; the student receiving the next highest number of votes (fourth highest) will be the student alternate.

Minimum of six (6)

Minimum of three (3)

Minimum of three (3)

 

* “Other” School Representative is defined as follows – At least one staff member who is not a classroom teacher must be included on the SSC.  The SSC shall design and conduct elections for these staff members to elect their representative.  Examples:  ELST, office staff, resource teachers, custodian.

 

Middle-Level Schools and Schools with Atypical Grade Configurations Ed Code 33133 (c)
Middle Schools and schools with atypical grade configurations (e.g., grades K-8, grades K-12) must choose either the Elementary Model or the Secondary Model.

Prior to the first official meeting of the newly-elected School Site Council each fall, the principal shall submit an official roster to the Financial Planning, Monitoring and Accountability Department indicating that the council has been constituted in compliance with all requirements of board policy, district procedures, and state and federal requirements pertaining to categorical programs. The roster shall include names and contact information of all members, in addition to the constituent group each member represents.

 

Related Resources

Training Presentations

 
 

Mini SSC Trainings for SSCs

 
 

SSC Handbook - Appendices & Sample Documents

 

Appendices & Sample Documents

EDUCATION ACRONYMS
EDUCATION ACRONYMS (Español)
SPECIALIZED TERMS AND WEBSITES
SPECIALIZED TERMS AND WEBSITES (Español)
SSC VS. SGT
SSC VS. SGT (Español)
SSC/DAC TIMELINE
SSC/DAC TIMELINE (Español)

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

 

SSC MEETING MANAGEMENT

 
 

TITLE I AND FALL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

SINGLE PLAN FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

Financial Planning, Monitoring and Accountability

4100 Normal St., Rm. 3209
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone (619) 725-5605
Fax      (619) 725-7055