18 September 2007

Fwd: SSC training - How GOOD this CAN be!

--- In wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com, J Adami
<wccusdtalk_historian@...> wrote:

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL TRAININGS
As we posted earlier today, this information can be found on the
district
website

http://www.wccusd.k12.ca.us

We have YEARS of archive material here at wccusdtalk you can access
using the following key search words

SSC
school site council
site plan
SPSA


An echoing concern of community, parents, teachers and staff has
been the lack of support from DOWNTOWN when those uncomfortable,
unpleasant and unimaginable situations occur.
How do you, as a member
of your school site council REPORT your principal for refusal,
forgetfullness or
straight up FAILURE to provide information to the school site
council?

This should be a topic with discussion @ the
training. There are many answers to this. HOWEVER, when we are
looking
at the REALITY of this situation there is only one - MORE SUPPORT
FROM
THE DISTRICT.

The biggest GAP in the line of accountability comes from the
principal having
the opportunity to manipulate, lie and withhold information from the
SSC. Not
only that, principals have revised site plans without site council
approval, which
is a violation of Ed Code. Another GAP in accountability is getting
the information to the SSC about GRANTS AND DONATIONS
While these things must go before the school board, there is not
district wide
way a budget is presented to the SSC. "At principal's discretion"
Therefore,
I have seen site plans where thousands of dollars have come to the
school
that was NOT listed on the school site plan.


***********DISTRICT WIDE PROCEDURE INITIATED? **************
Due to the continued reports of SSCs who can not even get a copy of
their own site plan (that they voted on), we suggest to the district
that every single school get the same exact tools for preparation
of the site plan to the school board.
PREVIOUS YEAR SITE PLAN
PREVIOUS YEAR BUDGET -
COPIES OF MONITORING IMPLEMENTATION OF SITE PLAN
(END OF YEAR RECONCILIATION OF SITE BUDGET)
AYP
API
NOTES AND/OR INFORMATION REPORTED FROM SSC TEACHER
MEMBER ON ILT MEETING THAT OCCURS TO GO OVER TEST SCORES
AND ANALYZE THAT DATE.
FAQ SHEET ON GRANTS/DONATIONS AND FACTORING THAT INTO THE
SITE BUDGET
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM COMMITTEES (ELAC, GATE) AND MEETING
MINUTES

COPY OF MINUTES TEMPLATE FROM STATE OF CALIFORNIA - TAKE SSC
VOTE VERY FIRST MEETING

These steps taken by the LEA will ensure that laws are being
followed. When the LEA submits the application for categorical
funding it agrees to do certain things to assure that the $$$ they
are receiving is being spent on the reasons they are receiving it.
The LEA now has a history of the flow of information regarding the
school site councils and what we have learned from over the last 5
years & this should be an important tool in defining the LEA's
responsibility more clearly. "Desired" things in our district
should be looked at HARD to determine if these MUST BE REQUIRED in
our district.


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