SSC/SPSA

School Site Council (SSC)

Purpose of the School Site Council:

  • Annually develop and approve the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
  • Develop site level parent involvement policy
  • Review the school parent compact (Title I Schools)
  • Advise the district in the development of the LCAP


School Site Councils provide the following:

  • An opportunity to develop shared leadership
  • An opportunity to improve communication between the staff and parents
  • A place to discuss issues, programs and to make decisions
  • A way to educate members regarding school programs and categorical programs


Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

The SPSA serves as the organizer for an individual school’s improvement process.  The plan should be developed with a deep understanding of root causes of student academic challenges and identify and implement research-based instructional strategies to raise the achievement of students who are not yet proficient by state standards. A well-developed SPSA can ensure that students are better equipped to meet the Common Core State Standards in English and Mathematics. It is critical that each school’s SPSA:

  • Builds on a premise that students are capable of learning with effective instruction
  • Includes school goals aligned with activities and goals included in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) to maximize school reform efforts
  • Is based on verifiable data analysis
  • Focuses on student achievement and academic interventions
  • Implements high leverage school improvement actions
  • Directs resources where they will most directly improve student academic achievement
  • Ensures that all resources are aligned to serve identified students’ needs
  • Uses research-based strategies
  • Implements strategic coordination of resources

To set school goals, the SSC should carefully review state and district priorities as stated in the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and assess both state and local quantitative and qualitative student achievement and other data to evaluate the effectiveness goals, actions, services, and expenditures.