School Site Council (SSC)

  • California Education Code Section 52852 specifies that a School Site Council (SSC) shall be established at each school which participates in a school-based coordinated program.  The SSC is a decision-making group and provides oversight on a school's state and federally funded compensatory education programs.  The primary responsibilities of an SSC are to:

    • Measure the effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.
    • Seek input from school advisory committees.
    • Reaffirm or revise school goals.
    • Revise improvement strategies and allocating expenditures.
    • Develop a school plan (single plan for student achievement).
    • Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the governing board.
    • Monitor implementation of the SPSA. 


    SSC are comprised according to Education Code Section 52852.  Every council includes the principal (automatic member), classroom teachers selected by classroom teachers, other school personnel selected by other school personnel, parents or community members selected by parents, and students at secondary schools selected by other students.   

    • Parents must have a child currently enrolled at the school.
    • Parents or community members may not serve on an SSC if employed by the school site.  The parent may be a district employee located at another school or office.
    • Classroom teachers must be the majority member on an SSC.
    • Students must be currently enrolled at a school.
    • Councils must have parity in numbers between the school staff and the parent/community member/student group.              

     Elementary Schools:  Ten Members 

              5 Parents or Community Members

              1 Principal

              3 Classroom Teachers

              1 Other School Staff Member

    Secondary Schools:  Twelve Members

              3 Parents or Community Members

              3 Students

              1 Principal

              4 Classroom Teachers

              1 Other School Staff Member