What is School Site Council?

California Education Code 52852 requires that a School Site Council shall be established at each school that participates in Title I or LCFF supplemental/concentration grant funding.

The School Site Council is a team comprised of the school principal, teachers, other staff and parents and/or community members and, in high schools students participate on the team.

  • School Site Council members are elected, with teachers electing teachers, parents electing parents, and students electing students.

  • The School Site Council looks at student data and school information, identifies student needs and areas for improvement, and participates in the creation/revision of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

  • The SPSA is the schools’ plan or blueprint for activities that will be carried out to improve the school and student achievement. The plan outlines the specific activities and the funding, either Title I or LCFF which will be utilized.

  • The School Site Council also monitors the plan to see that the actions have occurred; the funding spent and evaluates the activities at the end of the school year.

  • Obtain recommendations for, and review of, the proposed Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) from all school advisory committees

  • Develop and approve the SPSA and related expenditures in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations

  • Recommend the SPSA and expenditures to the governing board for approval

  • Provide ongoing review of the implementation of the SPSA with the principal, teachers, and other school staff members

  • Make modifications to the SPSA whenever the need arises

  • Submit the modified SPSA for governing board approval whenever a material change (as defined in district governing board policy) is made in planned activities or related expenditures

  • Annually (and at each semester, trimester, etc.) evaluate the progress made toward school goals to raise the academic achievement of all students

  • Carry out all other duties assigned to the SSC by the district governing board and by state law


School Site Council members:

  • • Participate in important decision making that can bring positive benefits to students

  • • Represent the entire school community and take responsibility for the achievement of all students

  • • Learn about school governance and funding.