School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
School Site Council (SSC)
The elected School Site Council (SSC) represents 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 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Restricted Title programs and the school site budget, and
- Monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget. These are the steps in the school planning process.
What families can expect with Ivy Academia'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, internal benchmarks, ELPAC, writing assessments, and RFEP/IFEP reclassification data
- Attendance, out-of-class referrals and suspension data
- Student and family school climate surveys
How you can participate?
- Participate in School Site Council or supporting committees like ELAC (English Language Acquisition Committee)
- Participate in your school’s student and parent/family surveys to make sure your voice is heard
- Participate in the annual LCAP review process
Other elected advisory committees
In addition to the SSC, Ivy Academia is required to have other elected advisory committees. These advisory committees help underrepresented students and their families play a larger role in school governance:
The SSC and ELAC can bring diverse ideas to the discussion and help the school craft a shared plan for improvement. The most effective councils and committees can focus on the big picture, make a concerted effort to achieve authentic participation of staff and families, diagnose problems, develop innovative and effective solutions, and work collaboratively to monitor progress.
What are the roles of the School Site Council (SSC) members?
A School Site Council must be established at Los Angeles public schools. The elected members of the SSC represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in school governance. By state law, the SSC must oversee the site-based budgeting of categorical funds and the development and monitoring of the LCAP. The SSC is expected to:
- Review and analyze student data.
- Solicit community input, including feedback from the ELAC.
- Assist the principal in developing the Academic Plan and school site budget.
- Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the LCAP on an ongoing basis.
- Approve categorical funding (Title I) in the LCAP before it is submitted to the Board of Directors for final review and approval.
What is the composition of members of the SSC?
The council shall be composed of the principal and representatives of teachers selected by teachers at the school; other school staff selected by other school staff at the school; parents of students attending the school or community members selected by parents of students and, in secondary schools, students selected by students (California Education Code Section 52852).
The SSC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The SSC meetings are scheduled for 3:30 to 4:00 pm on the following days:
Monday, September 14, 2020 RESCHEDULED
Thursday, September 17, 2020- Orientation and Annual Brown Act Training
Monday, October 12, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Monday, January 25, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Monday, April 26, 2021
The location of the meetings will be in the Conference Room (5975 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367) and online via Zoom (see calendar for specific information).
2020-2021 SSC Members
We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the School Site Council of Ivy Academia:
Thomas Kuhny, Principal, Chairperson
Bianca Galdamez, Classified Staff, Vice Chairperson
Katrina Daneshmand, Teacher
Sandra Ramirez, Teacher
Vickory Steinman, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Ana Andrade Cruz, Parent
Evelyn Dierna, Parent
Barbra Hopkins, Parent
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners.
The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners and the SSC on the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The ELAC also advices and assists the school principal, staff and School Site Council (SSC) as follows:
- The school's program for English learners.
- The development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
- The school's needs assessment.
- The school's annual language census (R-30 LC Report).
- Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
The ELAC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The ELAC meetings are scheduled for 3:00 to 3:30 pm on the following days:
2020-2021 ELAC Members
We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the English Learner Advisory Committee of Ivy Academia:
Sandra Ramirez, EL Coordinator, Chairperson
Vickory Steinman, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Vice Chairperson
Thomas Kuhny, Principal, Secretary
Ana Cervantes, Classified Staff
Ana Andrade Cruz, Parent