Welcome to the School Committees page, which could also be called the “School Governance” page.
There are a number of committees that serve to direct the school’s academic endeavors, which are comprised of parents and teachers and school administrators. All are welcome to participate in these meetings and committees; some committees have requirements on who is allowed to hold office and vote.
The School Site Council (SSC; click here to visit their webpage) is the voting and decision-making body for the school’s categorical programs’ budgets and funds. The SSC has the responsibility of analyzing and evaluating the academic achievement of all students in the school, as well as creating and following a budget for how Federal, State, Title 1, Title 3 (bilingual funds), and other monies are spent. The SSC is composed of parents, teachers and school administrators. Anyone can attend SSC meetings (meetings are open to the public), but only officers can vote. Officers are elected at beginning of year. Meetings occur monthly, and are posted in the monthly school calendar.
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is a school advisory committee comprised of parents, teachers and school administrators, whose goal is to advise and assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local school’s programs for English-learner students. ELAC makes recommendations to the SSC regarding Bilingual programs spending, as these programs receive state and district funding (Title 3 funds.) Parent officers must be parents of English learners, however, anyone can participate in ELAC meetings. All LAUSD schools with more than 21 English-learner students have an ELAC. Meetings occur once per month, and are posted in the school’s monthly calendar.
Compensatory Education Advisory Committee (CEAC) is a school advisory committee comprised of parents, teachers and school administrators, whose goal is to advise and assist in the development and evaluation of school programs that promote the academic achievement of disadvantaged (Title 1) students. CEAC makes recommendations to the SSC regarding the spending of Title 1 funds, which are intended to support students who come from economically disadvantaged households, students receiving Special Education Services, or students who are at risk of failing school for other reasons. Parent officers must be parents of Title 1 students, however, anyone can participate in CEAC. Meetings occur once a month, and are posted in the school’s monthly calendar.
Local School Leadership Committee (LSLC) is composed of teachers, parents and members of the teachers’ union (UTLA) to discuss and create the school schedule for all school activities and events, including student led conferences, family nights, assemblies and concerts. The LSLC also oversees usage of copy machine. All are invited attend meetings, which are posted in the school’s monthly calendar.