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School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

 
  

School Site Council (SSC)

 

The elected School Site Council (SSC) represents 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 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Title I program and the school site budget, and
  • Monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget. These are the steps in the school planning process.

 

What families can expect with Ivy Academia's planning process

These are the steps in the school planning process:

  1. Review 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 SBAC/CAASPP, NWEA benchmark, ELPAC, writing assessments, and RFEP/IFEP reclassification data
    • Attendance, out-of-class referrals and suspension data
    • Student and family school climate surveys
  2. Based on that data, set goals and identify priorities for the next school year. What are the programs, services, and other resources your school wants to focus on, to reach these goals?
  3. Look at how the draft school budget can best support these goals and priorities.
  4. In the fall, the process is repeated, once enrollment numbers and state budgets have been finalized.  Look for those dates to be updated on this page in late August or early September. 

How you can participate?

  • Participate in School Site Council or supporting committees like ELAC (English Language Acquisition Committee)
  • Participate in your school’s student and parent/family surveys to make sure your voice is heard
  • Participate in the annual LCAP review process

 

Other elected advisory committees

In addition to the SSC, Ivy Academia is required to have other elected advisory committees. These advisory committees help underrepresented students and their families play a larger role in school governance:

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) (see below for more information)

 

The SSC and ELAC can bring diverse ideas to the discussion and help the school craft a shared plan for improvement. The most effective councils and committees can focus on the big picture, make a concerted effort to achieve authentic participation of staff and families, diagnose problems, develop innovative and effective solutions, and work collaboratively to monitor progress.

 

SSC FAQs

What are the roles of the School Site Council (SSC) members?

A School Site Council must be established at Los Angeles public schools. The elected members of the SSC represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in school governance. By state law, the SSC must oversee the site-based budgeting of categorical funds and the development and monitoring of the LCAP. The SSC is expected to:

  • Review and analyze student data.
  • Solicit community input, including feedback from the ELAC.
  • Assist the principal in developing the Academic Plan and school site budget.
  • Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the LCAP on an ongoing basis.
  • Approve categorical funding (Title I) in the LCAP before it is submitted to the Board of Directors for final review and approval.

 

What is the composition of members of the SSC?

The council shall be composed of the principal and representatives of teachers selected by teachers at the school; other school staff selected by other school staff at the school; parents of students attending the school or community members selected by parents of students and, in secondary schools, students selected by students (California Education Code Section 52852).

 

SSC Meetings

The SSC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The SSC meetings are scheduled for 3:30 to 4:00 pm on the following days:

October 29, 2019- Orientation and Annual Brown Act Training

November 4, 2019

December 9, 2019

February 3, 2020

March 9, 2020

April 13, 2020

May 4, 2020

The location of the meetings will be in the Conference Room at the Valley Circle campus (7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304)

 

2019-2020 SSC Members

We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the School Site Council of Ivy Academia:

Deirdra Brasch, Principal, Chairperson

Barbara Hopkins, Parent, Vice Chairperson

Katrina Daneshmand, Teacher, Secretary

Jennifer Lyons, Principal

Mayra Blanco Cruz, Classified Staff

Ana Andrade Cruz, Parent 

Evelyn Dierna, Parent

Bianca Galdamez, Parent

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

 

Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners. 

 

Major Function

The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners and the SSC on the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The ELAC also advices and assists the school principal, staff and School Site Council (SSC) as follows:

  1. The school's program for English learners.
  2. The development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
  3. The school's needs assessment.
  4. The school's annual language census (R-30 LC Report).
  5. Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

 

ELAC Meetings

The ELAC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The ELAC meetings are scheduled for 3:00 to 3:30 pm on the following days:

October 29, 2019- Orientation and Annual Brown Act Training

November 4, 2019

December 9, 2019

February 3, 2020

March 9, 2020

April 13, 2020

May 4, 2020

The location of the meetings will be in the Conference Room at the Valley Circle campus (7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills, CA 91304)

 

2019-2020 ELAC Members

We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the English Learner Advisory Committee of Ivy Academia:

Sandra Ramirez, Elementary EL Coordinator, Chairperson

Pamela Moye, Middle and High School EL Coordinator, Vice Chairperson

Maria Gennaro, ELPAC Coordinator, Secretary

Ana Andrade Cruz, Parent 

VACANT, Parent