The Claremont School Site Council (SSC) is an elected body of teachers, parents, and students that works with Principal Mayer and Mrs. Anderson to develop, review, and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. Over the course of a year, we focus on community engagement, student achievement, equity and inclusion, and topics related to our school site, such as potential improvements, challenge areas, and more.
The California Department of Education requires all public schools in our state to organize a School Site Council tasked with reviewing and updating a state-mandated document known as the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This document must be revised annually to meet the planning requirements of some state and federal funding programs. The council also governs the school’s expenditure of certain categorical funding sources available to our school. The Claremont SSC is composed of:
- Six parent/guardian/community members
- Four classroom teachers
- One classified (non-teacher) member of the school staff
- The principal
SSC elections are held at the first meeting of each school year. Voting members are elected by their peers: parent representatives are elected by the parents, and teacher representatives are elected by the teachers. With the exception of the principal, all council members are elected to terms of up to two years. Non-voting alternate members may be elected with the approval of the council. The SSC meets monthly during the school year. All SSC meetings are open to the public.
For more information about Claremont’s SSC, email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org.