School Site Council (SSC)

The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group that provides oversight on matters dealing with federally- and state-funded programs: Economic Impact Aid-State Compensatory Education, Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient, Title I, Title I Parent Involvement and Quality Education Investment Act programs. The School Site Council is required at all schools in the San Diego Unified School District.

The School Site Council is an elected, representative team of staff, parents, and interested community members, who make decisions regarding our school's educational program,including categorical budgets, intervention supports, site planning process, and communications.

Longfellow's School Site Council meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m.

School Site Council provides oversight of the academic planning and budgeting process associated with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) in order to meet the needs of all students. SSCs provide meaningful consultation with the principal to oversee the implementation, monitoring, and revision of the SPSA, including reviewing and analyzing data; consulting with advisory groups; evaluating programs and activities; and allocating the expenditure of funds available to the school through categorical programs.

School Site Councils are comprised of parents, community members, and staff, who are selected by each of their constituent groups.
At the elementary level, the minimum number of members is ten. The elementary SSC is comprised of half parents and community members (non-district employees); and half school personnel, with classroom teachers in the majority, and one other staff member (not a classroom teacher).
The principal is an ex-officio memberof the SSC. A School Site Council may have more members, as long as the correct configuration for elementary or secondary schools is maintained.
Longfellow follows the elementary level model for membership. Education Code 52852 requires that the SSC be configured as follows:
Elementary Model - Minimum of ten (10)members

50% Parents/Community Members
(minimum of 5)

  • Parents must have a child currently enrolled in the school.
  • Parents/community members may not be employed at the school site.

50% School Personnel
(minimum of 5)

  • Principal (automatic member)
  • Minimum of three (3) Classroom Teachers
  • Minimum of one (1) Other School Representative*
  • Classroom teachers must be in the majority.
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