School Site Council
The California Education Code requires each school site to establish a school site council for the purpose of developing a Single Plan for Student Achievement for Consolidated Application programs operated at the school or in which the school participates. The Villalovoz School Site Council meets the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 in the Principal’s office. Each Spring an announcement is made in the school newsletter encouraging parents who would like to participate in the School Site Council to submit their name for nomination. Each council member holds a two year term. The following are legal citations within the California Education Code regarding School Site Councils:
CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE
A school site council shall be established at each school that participates in the school improvement program authorized by this chapter. The council shall be composed of the principal and representatives: teachers selected by teachers at the school; other school personnel selected by other school personnel at the school; parents of pupils attending the school selected by such parents; and, in secondary schools, pupils selected by pupils attending the school. At the elementary level the council shall be constituted to ensure parity between (a) the principal, classroom teachers and other school personnel; and (b) parents or other community members selected by parents. In schools with fewer than three teachers, this requirement may be met by establishing a council that is composed of equal numbers of school staff and parents or other community members selected by parents.
The plan required by this section shall be reviewed annually and updated, including proposed expenditure of funds allocated to the school through the consolidated application, by the school site council, or, if the school does not have a school site council, by school wide advisory groups or school support groups that conform to the requirements of Section 52012. The plans shall be reviewed and approved by the governing board of the local education agency at a regularly scheduled meeting whenever there are material changes that affect the academic programs for students covered by programs.