Palms Middle School

School Site Council (SSC)

The School Site Council (SSC) determines academic instructional programs and related categorical resource expenditures. All schools that receive federal or state categorical funding are required to have a School Site Council.

The School Site Council:

  • Sets and reviews school goals.
  • Selects school improvements.
  • Oversees the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and its budget.
  • Recommends and submits a site plan to the State Board of Education.
  • Collaborates with other councils and advisory groups.

Interested parents are invite to the Orientation and Volunteer Fair.

Title I Oversight

The SSC also oversees the educational needs of economically disadvantaged students and Title I funds. Title I participants include students who are at risk of failing in school. The program funds supplemental services needed to raise the academic achievement level of K through 12th grade participants in their academic career. Additional support may be provided through staff development, health, and guidance services.

The SSC works to increase academic achievement. Parents have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of the program through activities such as developing a parent policy, home-school compacts, parent training, and volunteer participation in school activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the assessment of educational needs, establishment of priorities, planning of the educational program and budget resources, evaluation of the school and its academic effectiveness.
  • Assess the educational needs of students.
  • Establish data-related priorities.
  • Plan the educational program and budget resources.
  • Evaluate the school and its academic effectiveness.

Meetings

The SSC meets monthly, on Fridays, in Room 135 unless otherwise noted, at the time shown.

Meeting Schedule
Fri Aug 17, 2018, 8:15 am ELAC and SSC orientations, Library
Fri Aug 24, 2018, 8:00 am elections, Library
Fri Sep 14, 2018, 8:20 am meeting, Room 135
Fri Oct 12, 2018, 8:20 am meeting, Room 135
Fri Nov 9, 2018, 8:30 am meeting, Room 135
Fri Dec 14, 2018, 8:30 am meeting, Room 135
Jan 2018 no meeting this month
Fri Feb 8, 2019, 8:20 am meeting, Room 135
Mar 2018 no meeting this month
Apr 2018 no meeting this month
Fri May 24, 2019, 8:40 am last meeting, Room 135