School Site Council (SSC)
The School Site Council plays an important role in making recommendations to the principal at the school site level for funding of school programs that affect student achievement. The School Site Council consists of an equal representation of school staff and parents who work together with the principal to monitor the school budget and Single Plan for Student Achievement. The members of the School Site Council are elected by their peers, parents electing the parent representatives and the school staff electing staff representatives. School Site Council members have an obligation to make recommendations that will best serve their school’s students and the whole school community. Successful School Site Councils ask thoughtful and challenging questions such as:
- What are the goals and priorities of our school?
- What data do we have that shows how well we are achieving those goals?
- Are we progressing toward our goals?
- Are there particular groups of students who are not doing as well as others?
- What supports could we put in place to help struggling students?
- How will we fund those supports?
- How will we know if our programs are effective?
- How will we know if we are achieving our goals?
For more information about your local School Site Council, please contact your student’s school.