School Governance

School Site Council (SSC) 

The SSC is the decision-making council for all programs funded through the Consolidated Application (ConAp). The SSC is responsible for the development of the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), in consultation with the English Learner Advisory Committee, other relevant stakeholders and, where applicable, the Local School Leadership Council. The SSC is also responsible for meeting all school-level federal parental involvement mandates including the development of the Title I parent involvement policy and budget (E046) and the Title I parent-school compact. 


Local School Leadership Council (LSLC)

The LSLC is a shared-decision-making body composed of the Principal, the UTLA chair, teachers, staff, parents,and students. The following items are under the purview of the LSLC: 

  1. Professional Development plan for teachers
  2. School discipline and code of conduct
  3. Use of school equipment
  4. Instructional Materials Account


English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The ELAC provides written recommendations to the SSC regarding programs and services for English Learner (EL) students and the use of EIA-LEP funding to support their academic needs. The ELAC reviews student and parent involvement data prior to submitting its written recommendations to the SSC. The ELAC also advises on the development of the School Plan for Student Achievement and the budget related to programs/services for ELs and assists in the review of the school’s language census. The committee meets at least six times per school year.


Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

The work of the ILT is primarily instructional, focusing on student learning and achievement and coordinating the improvement of instruction in the school based on data. School administrators, coordinators, coaches, and department chairs comprise the ILT, which meets monthly.


Title I Program
The Title I program receives federal funding from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA/Title I, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Title I funds are allocated to schools based on poverty percentages on the annual Title I ranking. These percentages are determined by the number of low-income students, aged 5 to 17, enrolled on CBEDS day who qualify for free- or reduced-price meals or CALWORKS. The intent of Title I program is to meet the educational needs of children in low-income households and children in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children. Participants include students who are at risk of failing, disabled, and English Learners. The Title I program supplements services needed to raise the academic achievement level of kindergarten through grade 12 participants in basic and advanced skills.