The School Site Council is required for schools receiving categorical funds. Our schools receive the following categorical funds that are used to supplement the regular school program:
School Library and Block Grant Funding
Safe and Drug Free Schools
English Language Acquisition
The purpose of School Site Council (SSC) is to develop a program that is responsive to the needs of the students in the school. In order to accomplish this goal, the SSC meets to assess the effectiveness of the school improvement program by planning, developing, and approving the School Site Plan. The SSC meets on a trimesterly basis during the school year.
Members of the SSC include the principal, teachers, other staff and parents. Members of the School Site council are elected by their peers; therefore, parents are elected by parents. A School Site Council member serves a two-year term. This is a wonderful way for parents to become active members of the school.
English Leaner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Each California public school, grades K-12, with 21 or more English learners must form an English learner advisory committee (ELAC). The purpose of the ELAC is to advise and assist the principal and school staff on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement. ELAC assists in the development of school needs assessment, school's annual language census (R-30 Report) and efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance. ELAC is represented on the School Site Council.
District English Learner Advisory Committee
Each California public school district, grades K-12, with 51 or more English learners must form a district-level English learner advisory committee (DELAC). Wheatland School District combines the ELAC and DELAC meetings. The DELAC advises the district's governing board on programs and services for English learners at regular Board meetings. ELAC/DELAC meet up to four times a year at Bear River School.