What is the West Heritage Elementary School Site Council?
Every school in the Etiwanda School District is required to have a school site council (SSC) as required by California Education Code. The school site council (SSC) is composed of the principal; teacher representatives elected by teachers at the school; other school personnel elected by peers at the school; and, parents of students attending the school elected by such parents. Classroom teachers are required to compose the majority of persons represented under the requirement for staff members serving on SSC. The SSC has regular meetings (see schedule) which are open to the public.
The purpose of SSC is to oversee development of a Single Plan for Student Achievement for the school site. The SSC then monitors and evaluates the plan and makes recommendations for necessary changes. The school budget to implement the plan is provided by state and federal funds, and compliance of proper funding allocations is reviewed by the SSC. The SSC recommends the approved Single Plan for Student Achievement to the governing Board of Trustees for approval annually.