• School Site Council (SSC) is comprised of principal, staff, and family members. SSC meets to discuss operations and programs. We discuss, improve, and approve important documents including the McDowell Safe Schools Plan, the McDowell Uniform Policy, and the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

    Elections for members of School Site Council are held at the beginning of each school year. If you are interested in being a member of SSC, please contact Principal Lauri Anderson. We look forward to working with you to continue improving our school!

    CLICK HERE to access agendas and minutes for the current year. 

    For more information about the purpose and functions of School Site Council, see this resource created by the California Department of Education. You can also view previous agendas and minutes below.

  • School Site Council (SSC) 2016-17

     

    School Site Council, McDowell Elementary

    June 14, 2017

    8am

    AGENDA

    Members of Site Council Present, not present:

    School staff

    Family members

    Lauri Anderson - principal ____________

    Mark Mortensen - teacher ____________

    Cindy Schuessler - teacher___________

    Lori Graham - staff_________________

    Maria Esparza _____________________

    Reyna Ventura ____________________

    Bharti Gaonkar___________________

    Maria Gutierrez ____________________

     

    Agenda/Minutes

    • Review notes from previous meeting notes from May
    • APPROVED updated uniform policy / Initials of approving members ________________________________________________________________
      • Took feedback from Principal’s Advisory Committee
    • APPROVED updated SPSA / Initials of approving members
      _______________________________________________________________
      • Took feedback from entire McDowell teaching staff on May 17, 2017
    • Get ready to elect some new members for 2017-18!
      • Staff (principal, 2 classroom teachers, 2 staff): election by peers
      • Parents (5): election by peers. Names?
      • ____________________________________________________
    • Meeting dates
      • Next meeting - August-September 2017




    School Site Council, McDowell Elementary

    May 11, 2017

    3:30-4:45pm Library

    AGENDA

    Members of Site Council Present, not present:

    School staff

    Family members

    Lauri Anderson - principal _______________

    Mark Mortensen - teacher _______________

    Cindy Schuessler - teacher______________

    Lori Graham - staff____________________

    Maria Esparza ______________________

    Reyna Ventura ______________________

    Bharati Gaonkar_____________________

    Maria Gutierrez _____________________

     

    Agenda/Minutes

    • Introductions
    • Review notes from previous meeting notes from Winter 2016-17

    • Uniform Policy - Friday free dress day - more enforcement next year - PTA shirt sale
    • Safe Schools Plan and Emergency procedures
    • McDowell’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for 2017-18
      • Based on 30% reduction for Title 1 (Federal program), and $2000 less in site Supplemental due to lower enrollment.
        • 2016-17: ~$117,000 budget
        • 2017-18: ~$85,000 budget
      • Aligns with District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
      • This year, we are OVERSPENT on… classroom supply budgets, literacy materials, food for family events
      • This has caused for LESS MONEY for… teacher collaboration days, professional development
    • Elect new members - Every 2 years
      • Staff (principal, 2 classroom teachers, 2 staff): election by peers
      • Parents (5): election by peers. Names?

    • Meeting dates
      • Next meeting

     

    School Site Council, McDowell Elementary

    January 26, 2017

    3:30-4:30pm Library

    AGENDA

    Members of Site Council Present, not present:

    School staff

    Family members

    Lauri Anderson - principal ______________

    Mark Mortensen - teacher ______________

    Cindy Schuessler - teacher______________

    Lori Graham - staff______________

    Maria Esparza ______________

    Reyna Ventura ______________

    Bharati Gaonkar______________

    Maria Gutierrez ______________

     

    Agenda/Minutes

    • Introductions
      • Nominate and elect chairperson! ______________________ and vice-chairperson! __________________________________
    • Review excerpt of previous meeting notes from Spring 2015-16

     

    100,000 Title 1 and 17,000 supplemental to work with (got 100,000 and 100,000 last year).

    Title 1 - extra teacher to decrease class sizes - Yes!  /  Making guidance specialist full time - Yes!

    “Looked at results from 11 out of 26 respondents - Summarized that the

    BL TK Aide - Had temporarily. Currently investigating using BRT/District funds to hire more.

    System 44/ Read 180 - Should be coming. Waiting on District.

    Scholastic News - Yes!

    DreamBox - Yes!

    It was noted that we can utilize Title I for the parent outreach and development, and collaboration days of the teachers.”

     

    • Introducing… McDowell’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
      • Now aligns with District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), as per law.
    • Budget Update - Form F
      • So far, we are OVERSPENT on… classroom supply budgets, literacy materials, food for family events
      • This has caused for LESS MONEY for… teacher collaboration days, professional development*,
    • ELAC/PTA Update
      • ELAC:
      • PTA:
    • Meeting dates for 16-17
      • Next meeting

    School Site Council, McDowell Elementary

    January 26, 2017

    3:30-4:30pm Library

    NOTES

    Members of Site Council Present, not present:

    School staff

    Family members

    Lauri Anderson - principal ______________

    Mark Mortensen - teacher ______________

    Cindy Schuessler - teacher______________

    Lori Graham - staff______________

    Maria Esparza ______________

    Reyna Ventura ______________

    Bharati Gaonkar______________

    Maria Gutierrez ______________

     

    Agenda/Minutes

    • Introductions
      • Nominate and elect chairperson! ______________________ and vice-chairperson! __________________________________
    • Review excerpt of previous meeting notes from Spring 2015-16

     

    100,000 Title 1 and 17,000 supplemental to work with (got 100,000 and 100,000 last year).

    Title 1 - extra teacher to decrease class sizes - Yes!  /  Making guidance specialist full time - Yes!

    “Looked at results from 11 out of 26 respondents - Summarized that the

    BL TK Aide - Had temporarily. Currently investigating using BRT/District funds to hire more.

    System 44/ Read 180 - Should be coming. Waiting on District.

    Scholastic News - Yes!

    DreamBox - Yes!

    It was noted that we can utilize Title I for the parent outreach and development, and collaboration days of the teachers.”

     

    • Introducing… McDowell’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
      • Now aligns with District Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), as per law.
    • Budget Update - Form F
      • So far, we are OVERSPENT on… classroom supply budgets, literacy materials, food for family events
      • This has caused for LESS MONEY for… teacher collaboration days, professional development*, field trips, release time for assessment
    • ELAC/PTA Update
      • ELAC:
      • PTA:
    • Meeting dates for 16-17
      • Next meeting

     

    School site council (SSC) leadership (http://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/ch9/sscldrshp.aspx)

    The California Education Code requires the school site councils to:

     

    • Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.
    • Seek input from school advisory committees.
    • Reaffirm or revise school goals.
    • Revise improvement strategies and expenditures.
    • Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the governing board.
    • Monitor implementation of the SPSA.1