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School Site Council

What is School Site Council? 
School Site Council members develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets, including the Single Plan for Student Achievement. Members of School Site Council are elected, except for the school principal. In addition, School Site Council meetings serve as the School Discipline & Safety Committee for Palisades. All California public schools are required to have a School Site Council.

Who can serve on School Site Council? 
School Site Council consists of ten members (five parents and/or community members; three teachers; one “other school personnel” such as a non-classroom teacher or site classified staff member; and the principal). The two parents/community members starting their second year on School Site Council are Andi Ball and Lea Johnson. Interested individuals who would like to serve on School Site Council for a two year term are asked to complete and return the bottom portion of this form to Principal Curt Visca no later than Friday, September 30th. This information can also be e-mailed to Names will be placed on a School Site Council ballot and an election will be held. Parents/community members elect parents/community members, teachers elect teachers, and “other school personnel” elect “other school personnel.” The principal is not an elected position.  This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved at Palisades, even if you do not have any experience on School Site Council.

When are School Site Council meetings held?  
School Site Council will meet approximately 5 times during the school year on Thursdays at 2:20 p.m. in the library and/or teachers’ classrooms. Meetings are open to the community/public and typically last an hour. School Site Council members and the community will be notified in advance when a meeting will be held. There must be a quorum of 6 or more School Site Council members for a meeting to take place.      

School Site Council Bylaws - Click here to review the School Site Council Bylaws.

Single Plan for Student Achievement - Click here to review Palisades' Single Plan for Student Achievement.


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