School Site Council
Victoria's School Site Council (SSC) is group of teachers, parents, administrators, and interested community members who work together to develop and monitor our school's improvement plan. The SSC is a legally required decision-making body for any school receiving federal funds.
The members of the School Site Council are elected by their peers (for example, parents elect the parent representatives and teachers elect to teachers).
Throughout the year, the SSC meets four times and considers the goals of the school and then works with our principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals. In this evaluation, the council might consider school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys and input from students.
After looking at the big picture of the school’s progress, the council and the principal create a plan for improvement. This plan might involve a new academic program, staff member or parent outreach strategy. For example, our SSC was instrumental in the decision to use funds to hire our intervention teachers and in approving funds for participation in Groupo Crecer, a parent education program. Because school budgets are limited and many funds can only be spent in certain ways, there are always tough decisions to make.
Our SSC is more than a “rubber stamp” committee. Our members always ask thoughtful and challenging questions and engage in healthy dialogue when considering the decisions they make.
School site council members don’t just represent their own interests. They have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve the whole school community. In fact, many site councils are specifically charged with finding ways to close gaps in achievement between groups of students.
If you are interested in school policy or budgets, you might enjoy serving on our School Site Council. To find out more about what this important team does, attend a meeting or talk to Dr. Peralta. If you would like to participate on the council, call the office to find out how the selection process works.
SSC Meeting Dates 2023-2024
Aaron Peralta, Ed.D. Principal
Anita Peacock, President
Kim Hernishan, Co-President
Danielle Csergei, Secretary (Classified Staff)
Leah Hartanov, Parent
Chris Gronowski, Parent
Stewart Ramsey, Parent
Jennifer Chirco, Parent
Melissa Gramata, Teacher
Emma Dennett, Teacher
Kelly Walsh, Classified Staff
School Community Facilitator
(949) 515-6985 x 2629