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School Site Council

Meeting Announcement

School Site Council

Each LAUSD 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 School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the school site budget,
  • Monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget.


  • Parent members must be elected by parents of pupils participating in a compensatory education program
  • Parents must constitute a majority of the membership
  • The committee shall include a broad representation of the parent population served by the school including socio-economic and ethnic groups represented in the school attendance area.

What to Expect from Your School's Planning Process

What to Expect from Your School's Planning Process

Each LAUSD school has several school community meetings (often in the form of 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 school planning process:

  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 CELDT, writing assessments, and RFEP reclassification data
    • Attendance, out-of-class referrals, and suspension data
    • Student and family surveys
  2. 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 2014-2016 Action Plan?
  3. 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