School Site Council (SSC)
Each SFUSD 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 Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the school site budget,
- and monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget.
What families can expect with their school’s planning process
These are the steps in the school planning process:
- 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, Fountas & Pinnell, CELDT, writing assessments, and FEP reclassification data
- Attendance, out-of-class referrals and suspension data
- Student and family school climate surveys
- 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?
- Two weeks before the School Planning Summit, look at how the draft school budget can best support these goals and priorities.
- 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, ELAC and school planning meetings
- Participate in your school’s student and parent/family surveys to make sure your voice is heard
- Participate in the annual School Planning Summit
- Check out the Leadership, Governance and Site Planning Toolkit for more information and resources