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School Site Council


We typically meet four times a year. Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting minutes

Site Council Members
Parent Members Staff Members
Jennifer Belnap Heather Goetz
Dave Kootman Gabie Norton
Ben Le Monica Villarreal
Dawn Sheals Ami Padilla
Evan Swanson Ashley Rossiter

We are always looking for parents to join our School Site Council as the terms run out for our current members.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Rossiter.

The Role of the School Site Council

The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and students (at the high school level) that works with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the site council are generally elected by their peers. For example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect teachers.  Site councils make decisions and advise the principal on the academic or school improvement plan. After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the council and the principal create a plan for improvement. 

School site council members don't just represent their own interests. They have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve the whole school community. In fact, many site councils are specifically charged with finding ways to close gaps in achievement between groups of students.


The SSC is not an advisory body whose advice may be accepted or rejected.


The actions of the SSC constitute the first step in a formal process for developing improvement strategies and for allocating resources to support these efforts.

Develop/revise a comprehensive Single Plan for Student Achievement (Ed Code 64001).  

Ensure that the school is continually engaged in the continuous improvement process by identifying and implementing curriculum and instructional practice

Develop a budget align categorical funds realign decision from the SSC.

How to get involved

If you are interested in school policy or academic programs, you might enjoy serving on our school’s site council. To find out more about what your school site council does, attend a meeting or send an email to Principal Rossiter.

Recommended Literature K-12

Search the California Department of Education for recommendations of high interest literature.  You can search by grade level, language, culture, genre, classification (picture book, easy reader, etc), curriculum connections, award, title, author, or keyword. Click Here


Safety First

One of the responsibilities of School Site Council is to manage and evaluate the safety of our students, staff, and campus.  Click here to view the Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

Here is a reminder for when it rains.

The rain tends to slow things down as we try to manage slick roads and additional traffic.  Please remember to plan accordingly by leaving early enough to get your student(s) to school BEFORE 8 AM.  Sometimes this means changing your routine by leaving just three minutes earlier to avoid a traffic backup at 8 AM.  Also, wait in the line of cars next to our school curb to drop off and pick up students (don't cut into the line - wait your turn).  Students should never enter and exit in the middle of traffic lanes (even in our parking lot).  If you must leave your vehicle, do so in a parking space, never in the fire lane.  Thank you.

Current parking lot car visits (averages):  

7:30 -7:45 AM = 80 vehicles

7:45 - 8 AM = 120  vehicles

8:00 - 8:05 AM = 15 vehicles(late/tardy)