SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL
Education Code Section 52852 (formerly 52012) specifies that a school improvement plan shall be developed by a school site council (SSC). The law says, “The SSC shall be composed of the principal; representatives of teachers selected by teachers at the school; other school personnel selected by peers at the school; parents of pupils attending the school selected by such parents; and, in secondary schools, pupils selected by pupils attending the school.”
Middle grades SSC composition falls under the rules for secondary schools.
At the secondary level the council shall be constituted to ensure parity between the principal, classroom teachers and other school personnel; (b) equal numbers of parents or other community members selected by parents, and pupils. At both the elementary and secondary levels, classroom teachers shall comprise the majority of persons represented under category (a). (Education Code Section 52852) Furthermore, Education Code Section 52852 states that parents or community members on the SSC may not be employed by the school district. The California Education Code requires the school site councils to: Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school. Seek input from school advisory committees. Reaffirm or revise school goals. Revise improvement strategies and expenditures. Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the governing board. Monitor implementation of the SPSA.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 El Sereno Middle School and Magnet Center School Site Council (SSC) members for winning their respective elections.
This year’s SSC members are:
Principal – Ms. Dara
Teachers – Ms. Austin, Ms. Hernandez, Mr. Legaspi,
“Other” (Out of the Classroom Staff) – Ms. Churchill, Ms. Macias
Parents – Blanca Ramiro, Marina Gomez, Tania Alvarado
Students – Alondra Nava, Rocio Garcia, Patricia Moreno