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School Site Council

Each SRUSD school must have an elected School Site Council (SSC) to represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. The SSC has a number of important responsibilities, including:

  • Reviewing and analyzing student achievement data,
  • gathering community input,
  • helping develop the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the school site budget,
  • and monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget.

What to Expect from Your School's Planning Process

Each SRUSD school has at least two school community meetings (often in addition to several School Site Council and ELAC meetings) to develop the site plan for next year.

These are the steps in the school planning process, done together with your stakeholders for :

  1.   Collect & review new data about your school and students, and reflect on how your school is doing to support students to succeed. Examples of information you can review include:
  • Academic assessments, such as SBAC, iReady, ELPAC, writing assessments, and RFEP reclassification data
  • Attendance, out-of-class referrals and suspension data
  • Student and family surveys
  1. Based on that data, and considering your existing two-year plan, analyze any trends or patterns that you uncover and create a narrative.   Next,  given the trends, pattern and analysis completed above and a review of your currently articulated SPSA strategies and actions, what updates, if any, need to be made to your 2020-2021 Action Plan? 
  2.   Starting the first week of March, look at how the draft school budget can best support these goals and priorities.

How You Can Participate

  • Participate in School Site Council, ELAC and school planning meetings
  • Participate in your school’s student and parent surveys and make sure your voice is heard
  • Participate in the annual School Planning Session

Other Elected Advisory Committees

In addition to the SSC, some schools are required to have other elected advisory committees, depending on the characteristics of their student populations. These advisory committees help underrepresented students and their families play a larger role in school governance:

  • English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The SSC and ELAC can bring diverse ideas to the table, and help the school craft a shared plan for improvement. The most effective councils and committees are able to focus on the big picture, make a concerted effort to achieve authentic participation of staff and families, diagnose problems, develop innovative and effective solutions, and work collaboratively to monitor progress.