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Title: Los Angeles County Office of Education Division for School Improvement School Site Council (SSC) Training September 9th 2008

Los Angeles County Office of Education Division
for School Improvement School Site Council (SSC)
Training September 9th 2008
  • Anna Carrasco
  • From presentation by

    Sandy Sidwell, NCLB
  • Sidwell_sandy_at_lacoe.edu

School Governance 101
Organizing the SSC
  • Elementary Composition
  • Secondary Composition
  • (Guide Page 4-6)

Elementary School Site Council Composition
Secondary School Site Council Composition
SSC Other Staff
  • Assistant Principal
  • School Nurse
  • Counselor
  • Clerical Staff
  • Paraprofessional
  • Custodial Staff
  • Food Service staff
  • Resource teacher

Selection of SSC Members
  • Board Policy or SSC bylaws should specify
  • Means of selecting members and officers
  • Terms of office of members and officers
  • Notice of elections for each peer group
  • Responsibilities of the council
  • A policy of non-discrimination
  • (Guide Page 7)

SSC Bylaws
  • While SSC Bylaws are not required in the
    statute, bylaws guide the council beyond the
    Greene Act Requirements.
  • (Guide Page 8, 30-33)

Greene Act
  1. Meetings must be open to the public
  2. The public may address the council
  3. Meeting notice posted 72 hours in advance
  4. Notice must specify date, time and place
  5. Council action limited by the posted agenda
  6. Questions or information need not be on the
  7. Violations require the item to be reconsidered at
    the next meeting after public input

  • The council will need officers, including
  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Other officers as needed
  • (Guide Page 7)

The School Principal
  • Is a voting member of the council
  • Provides information and leadership
  • Administers the approved plan
  • Note The principal may not veto council
    decisions or change the approved plan.

  • The council may appoint committees to
  • Gather and analyze information
  • Propose strategies for improving instruction
  • Examine materials, staffing, or funding
  • Draft portions of the school plan for council

  • The council needs to maintain records of
  • Elections
  • Official correspondence
  • Agendas and minutes of meetings
  • Evidence of advisory committee(s) input
  • Prior year school plan copies
  • (Guide Page 8)

Review Roles and Functions
  • Role and bylaws of the SSC
  • Function of committees appointed by SSC
  • Role of advisory groups (ELAC, SAC, etc)
  • Role of school and district administrators
  • Role and policies of the local governing board
  • Legal requirements of funded programs

SSC Responsibilities
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the activities and
    expenditures for Consolidated Application
    programs operated at the school to improve
    student achievement.
  • (Education Code Section 64001)

Role of the Consolidated Application
  • The Consolidated Application (Con App) is an
    agreement between each LEA governing board and
    the State Board of Education on the use of
    categorical funds.
  • - Once submitted and approved by the local
    governing board and State Board, the Con App is
    the document that auditors and compliance review
    personnel use to determine supplement-supplant

Role of the Consolidated Application
  • Two part document for application and disbursal
    of state and federal funds
  • Con App Part I LEAs intent to apply for funds
    (due June 30th of each year)
  • Con App Part II LEAs distribution of funds to
    school sites (due January 31st of each year)
  • The School Site Single Plan budget pages must
    match the Con App, Part II school site allocation

District Office Responsibilities
  • General administration of schools
  • Leadership and training for SSCs
  • Assessment data
  • Information on standards and curriculum
  • Staffing, purchasing and accounting
  • Guidance and assistance in the development of the

District Governing Board Responsibilities
  • Approve or disapprove the Single Plan for Student
    Achievement and its subsequent revisions
  • Certify that school plans are consistent with
    local improvement plans required for federal

County Office Responsibilities
  • May provide information and training for
    administrators and SSCs, and may operate
    consolidated programs cooperatives.

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Senate Bill 374 Single Plan for Student
  • Requires each school to consolidate all plans
    required by Consolidated Application Programs
    into a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
  • Align content of single plan with school goals
  • Base school goals on Academic Performance Index
    (API), Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and the
    California English Language Development Test
  • (Education Code sections 64001(d),(f))

School Plan Template
The CDE Template includes the contents for
all Consolidated Programs including NCLB and
SBCP. If the Template is not used, see chart of
required contents at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/cr/cp/
Essential Information
  • The council needs information
  • Input from advisory groups
  • School allocations from Consolidated Application
  • Local board policies
  • State and federal requirements
  • Sources of information on programs
  • Student performance data
  • The schools program of instruction

Developing the Plan
  • The SSC takes the following 12 steps in
    developing the Single Plan for Student

1. Obtain Input
  • The SSC is responsible for the contents of plan,
    with the review, advice and certification of all
    applicable advisory committees.
  • The council should seek the widest communication
    with students, parents, staff and community to
    ensure success of the plan.
  • (Guide Page 10)

2. Review School Characteristics
  • School Vision and Mission
  • School Profile
  • School Demographics
  • School Accountability Report Card
  • (Guide Page 12)

3. Analyze Local Practices
  • Alignment of instruction to standards
  • Regular and categorical programs
  • Use of assessments and student work
  • Locus of low performance
  • School and community barriers
  • Limitations of the current program
  • (Guide Page 12)

4. Analyze Student Data
  • Academic Performance Index (API)
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • California Standards Test Reports
  • California English Language Development Test
  • Local Measures
  • Student work by all student groups
  • Title I Progress
  • Attendance
  • Grades
  • (Guide Page 13)

5. Establish School Goals
  • The SSC must
  • Establish school goals for improving student
    achievement, based on their analysis of state
    and local academic performance data
  • Establish expected gains for under- performing
    student groups
  • Align activities with school goals.
  • (Guide Page 13)

6. Review Available Resources
  • School allocations as given in the Consolidated
  • Other school programs the SSC chooses to
  • Resources provided by the district
  • Community resources
  • (Guide Page 14)

7. Select Specific Improvements
  • The council must
  • Align content of the Single Plan with school
    goals for improving student achievement.
  • Determine how funds will be used to improve
    academic performance of all students to the
    level of school performance goals.
  • For details on specific program requirements,
    refer to the CDE Template for the Single Plan at
  • www.cde.ca.gov/ta/cr/cp/
  • (Guide Page 16)

8. Consider Centralized Services
  • The central office may be better equipped to
    perform some project services.
  • This service or activity may be funded by a
    school allocation such as
  • Professional development for multiple schools
  • Shared costs of staff members shared by more than
    one school
  • (Guide Page 16)

9. Recommend Plan to Local Governing Board
  • The SSC must recommend the plan, expenditures
    and revisions to the Governing Board for
  • Consolidated Programs may not be operated
    without Governing Board approval.
  • (Guide Page 16)

10. Monitor Progress
  • The SSC must monitor implementation of the
    approved plan, and amend it as needed to insure
    targeted gains in student academic performance.
  • (Guide Page 17)

11. Evaluate Effectiveness of Planned Activities
  • The plan must
  • Establish the means of evaluating progress
    towards the school goals.
  • Identify how state and federal law will be
  • Education Code Section 64001(g)
  • (Guide Page 17)

12. Modify the Plan
  • The Single Plan must be
  • Reviewed and updated at least annually with
    proposed expenditures
  • Reviewed and approved by the local governing
    board whenever material changes are made to the
  • (Guide Page 18)

Certification of Advisory Committee Input
  • The SSC may wish to document the following
  • Request for advice from advisory committee(s)
  • Consideration of advice at SSC meeting
  • Sharing draft plan with advisory committee(s)
  • Consideration of additional advisory input
  • Sharing final draft with advisory committees(s)
  • Recommendation of plan to local governing board
  • Note if advisory committee refuses to certify
    input, the local governing board decides whether
    to approve or send plan back to SSC for revision.

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  • LAUSD Bul-1231-Advisory Committees and School
    Site Councils http//www.lausd.net
  • Public Schools Accountability Act http//www.cde
  • State Testing and Reporting data http//www.cde.
  • Categorical Programs http//www.cde.ca.gov/fg/aa
  • California Education Code
  • http//www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

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