School Site Council (SSC)

  • The Daniel Webster School Site Council plays an important role in the decision-making of our school. Behind the creation of the School Site Council (SSC) is the belief that those involved with schools and students on a day-to-day basis -- that is, the teachers, parents and other school employees -- can make some of the best decisions. The School Site Council operates by a set of bylaws that guide its function.

    The School Site Council is an elected group of teachers, parents and classified employees who work with the principal to develop, review, evaluate and/or allocate funds for school improvement programs. The Council makes decisions about how state-allocated school improvement funds will be spent. The idea behind the creation of the site councils in the 1970s was that those most closely involved with the schools and students on a day-to-day basis could often make the best decisions about how schools needed to improve. In short, the Webster School Site Council deals with school resources, budgets and budget allocations.

    The Single Plan for Student Achievement, created by the School Site Council, is a comprehensive plan designed to improve the effectiveness of the Daniel Webster School academic program. The plan is required by the State of California and can be updated by the Principal and School Site Council during the course of the school year. The plan is then approved by PUSD at a regularly scheduled meeting or whenever there are material changes that affect the academic programs for students.

    The SSC monitors programs and budgets aimed at improving academic achievement of ALL students, especially focusing on closing the achievement gap for special groups of students (Economically Disadvantaged, English Learners, GATE, and/or Special Education).

    2016-17 School Site Council Meeting Dates

    • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    • No December Meeting
    • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    • Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    • Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    As a friendly reminder, any parent may attend a School Site Council Meeting during the school year; they do not need to be a member. However, only parents elected to SSC may vote if there is a need to change, modify, and/or alter the School Plan and/or school expenditures based upon student needs.

    Kudos to those parents who volunteered to serve on School Site Council for 2016-2017 school year.