School-Based Councils and Committees
One of LAUSD’s core beliefs is that families are our partners and that parents, as the first and lifelong teachers of their children, have valuable advice and contributions regarding the education of their children. LAUSD has long relied on parent and community leaders and advisors to inform District initiatives and decision making at school sites and throughout the District. If you are interested in joining any one of our councils, please come to the office.
School Site Council (SSC)
The SSC is the decision-making council for all programs funded through the Consolidated Application (ConAp). The SSC is responsible for the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), in consultation with the English Learner Advisory Committee, other relevant stakeholders and, where applicable, the School Advisory Committee. The SSC is also responsible for meeting all school level federal parental involvement mandates including the development of the Title I parent involvement policy and budget (E046) and the Title I parent-school compact.
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
The SAC participates in the school’s planning process for the use of Economic Impact Aid funds for educationally disadvantaged youth by advising the SSC on the use of such funds. The SAC reviews student and parent involvement data prior to submitting its written recommendations to the SSC. The SAC shall be composed of no fewer than nine members and meets at least six times per school year.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
The ELAC provides written recommendations to the SSC regarding programs and services for English Learner (EL) students and the use of EIA-LEP funding to support their academic needs. The ELAC reviews student and parent involvement data prior to submitting its written recommendations to the SSC. The ELAC also advises on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement and the budget related to programs/services for ELs and assists in the review of the school’s language census. The committee meets at least six times per school year.