School SIte Council
What is a School Site Council (SSC)?
The SSC decides upon academic instructional programs and all related categorical resource (Federally or State Funded Programs - Title 1 and Title III) expenditures for a school.
A SSC is a school-community representative body made up of:
o Other School Personnel
o Parents or Community Members
All schools that receive federal or state categorical funding are to have a SSC to decide how to spend categorical funds.
What does a SSC do?
Supports development and approves the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
Sets and/or reviews school goals and selects specific improvements
Establishes budgets based upon the SPSA
Recommends and submits site plan to Board of Education (State Administrator) for approval
Reviews and modifies the SPSA
Monitors and evaluates implementation of SPSA and resulting student achievement
Assesses effectiveness of planned strategies, activities and remedies
Participates in local, state, and federal reviews of the school’s program for compliance and quality;
Collaborates with other Advisory Groups (specifically) *the English Learner Advisory Committee -- ELAC)
Encourages parent, family and community involvement
* Encourages broad representation of parents, community members, teachers
* Develops and oversees Title I Parent Involvement Policy and Home - School Compact
* Includes all socioeconomic, ethnic, and programmatic groups represented in the school- community.