Westchester Secondary Charter School

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School Site Council

School Site Council


Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at the school from 4:00-5:00.

The School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees and students that work with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school programs and school budgets. The School Site Council (SSC) is formed when a school receives Title One funds. The funds are designated to support underserved populations. The state considers those groups to be minorities, homeless and foster youth, and special education students. The council representatives need to be parents and students who benefit from this program.

WSCS has the following on their council:
Administrator
Classified Staff
Certificated staff (3)
Parents (3)*
Students (3)*

*Students elect their peers to this position. Parents are elected during Back to School Night.


Our History

Over the past few years, since WSCS opened its doors, our SSC has worked to identify areas of improvement for underserved communities as well as implement programming to support these (ad all students).

Our council has worked to use the CDE Healthy Kids Survey to identify needs for our community of learners. This work has led to a full-time counselor and the use of Antioch University volunteer counselors. Teachers revised the survey in year two to target the specific needs of our two groups of students: adolescents and teens. They also created a parent satisfaction survey, which was first used in year 2.

We also identified a need for a breakfast program, which was implemented in year 3.

We monitored the success of a reading software program, MyOn reading. It was targeted toward low-level readers for our first year, but we have now purchased the system for the entire middle school in order to more accurately track reading development.

Our council wanted more social-emotional education opportunities targeted to gender groups. In response, we developed a retreat day that provided empowerment workshops in year one and inter-school mentoring and community building in year two.

We continue to find ways to apply Title One Funding to the support and engagement of all of our students, especially our underserved communities.