School Site Council (SSC)
All Montebello Unified School District schools, whether receiving federal or state compensatory education funds or both, must provide for parent and teacher involvement in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the school program for economically disadvantaged students and for limited English proficient students, students in special education, and gifted and talented students. Schools with School Improvement funds must ensure that all interested persons have an opportunity to participate in the SSC. These programs are supplemental to the District’s instructional program.
- The SSC shall develop and approve the SPFSA in consultation with all stakeholders, with the review, certification and advice of any applicable school advisory committee (EC 64001).
- The SSC shall write and develop a Comprehensive School Safety Plan (SSP) relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school (EC35294.1(b) (1).
Schools with Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funding incorporate QEIA matters as part of SSC responsibilities.
- The SSC shall receive the necessary training annually to enable it to carry out its responsibilities to develop, monitor, and modify the plan and the budget(EC 64001)
- The school principal shall have the responsibility for the proper function of the SSC.
- The SSC is a decision making council.
English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)
The ELAC advises the SSC on the development and implementation of an effective supplemental program and/or services for participating English Learner(EL) students according to the Master Plan.
The purpose of EL education programs is to provide eligible students the opportunity to acquire the English language skills necessary for successful participation in an English-Only instructional program. This purpose is accomplished through various structured English immersion models and primary language support. A Home Language Survey and an individualized language assessment determine eligibility (classification as limited English-Proficient [LEP]) for the program. Students are transitioned into an English-Only programwhen they meet district-established criteria for reclassification as Fluent-English proficient (RFEP). An English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) must be established and participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local school EL program. EL programs receive funding from the State. Under state law, the ELAC has the responsibility for the following duties:
- Advise the principal, school staff, and school site council of the needs of English Learners, including support of their instructional needs.
- Advise the principal, school staff, and school site council on the development of the school plan and budget.
- Review the results of the completed R-30 Language Census Report. Advise the principal and staff on any program changes that result from this review.
- Advise and assist the principal in conducting the district/school’s needs assessment. Review findings and advise the school principal and staff of any program modifications.
- Advise the principal on ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
- Elect a representative to the District English Learner Advisory Committee