School Site Council (SSC)

 

Overview
The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight and input on matters dealing with federally- and state-funded compensatory education programs, including Title I, Title I Parent Involvement, Title II, Title III, and CCFF. ​The School Site Council is required at all schools in the Jurupa 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 (nondistrict employees); and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher).
At the high school level, the minimum number of members on the SSC is twelve. Membership is comprised of one quarter students, one quarter parents and community members (nondistrict employees); and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher).
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 that the SSC be configured as follows:
 
Elementary Schools
Elementary Model
Minimum of ten (10) members
50% Parents/Community Members
(minimum of 5)
  • Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.
  • Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.
50% School Personnel
(minimum of 5)
  • Principal (automatic member)
  • Minimum of three (3) Classroom Teachers
  • Minimum of one (1) Other Staff Member*
  • Teachers must be in the majority.
*Other Staff Member is defined as follows:
  • Non-classroom Certificated (e.g., Nurse, Counselor, Resource Teacher, Literacy Support Teacher, Librarian, Vice Principal)
  • Classified (e.g., Building Services Supervisor, Secretary, Administrative Assistant/Aide, Instructional Assistant/Aide, Food Services personnel)
Middle and High Schools
Secondary Model
Minimum of twelve (12) members
25% Parents/Community Members (minimum of 3)
  • Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.
  • Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.
25% Students
  • Students must be currently enrolled in the school
50% School Personnel (minimum of 6)
  • Principal (automatic member)
  • Minimum of three (4) Classroom Teachers
  • Minimum of one (1) Other Staff Member*
  • Teachers must be in the majority.
*Other Staff Member is defined as follows:
  • Non-classroom Certificated (e.g., Nurse, Counselor, Resource Teacher, Literacy Support Teacher, Librarian, Vice Principal)
  • Classified (e.g., Building Services Supervisor, Secretary, Administrative Assistant/Aide, Instructional Assistant/Aide, Food Services personnel)
 
Responsibilities
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.
More detailed information on SSCs is contained in the School Site Council Handbook and Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Guide:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/nclb/sr/le/singleplan.asp​​
​​

Copyright © 2018 Jurupa Unified School District. All Rights Reserved.