Site Council

  • Election April 2020

    Site Council Purpose

    Benefits of School Site Council

    Calendar/Examples of key SSC Tasks

    Members

    Term and Meetings

    Members’ Key to Success

    Hillview Community



    Election April 2020

     

    Hillview Site Council Seeks Parents For 2-Year Term: *Applications due March 13*

     

    The Hillview Site Council, which consists of Hillview's principal, teachers, staff, student representatives, and six elected parents, is responsible for developing and monitoring the School Site Plan. This Plan specifies the goals and metrics that drive major decisions on academics, the school environment, social emotional well-being, technology, and other significant areas related to the school. The Site Council is also responsible for creating and evaluating the annual parent survey.

     

    The Hillview Site Council has two open parent positions for the two-year term from March 2020 through June 2022.  Applicants should have at least one child attending Hillview for the duration of the term. The council meets once a month after school. 

     

    Interested parents should submit their name, a brief description of their background, and reasons for wanting to serve on the council by Friday, March 13. You may nominate someone by submitting their name and reasons why you nominated them. We will hold an election at the end of the site council meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 3:30 to 5:00pm, in the Hillview office conference room.  Candidates must be present at the April 14 Site Council meeting. All parents of current Hillview students or of incoming Hillview students for the 2020 - 2021 school year who are in attendance at the meeting are eligible to vote. New members should plan to participate in the Site Council meetings on April 14, May 12, and June 2 (all 3:30-5:00pm in the Hillview office conference room), as well as a training and input session on April 23 at 3:45-5:00pm in the TERC at the District office.

     

    For more information and to submit your application, please contact Site Council President, Tamara Russel at tamararussel@hotmail.com.

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    Site Council Purpose

    The Hillview School Site Council (SSC), which consists of Hillview's principal, teachers, staff, student representatives, and six elected parents, is responsible for developing and monitoring the school Site Plan (the SPSA, Single Plan for Student Achievement). This Plan specifies the goals and metrics that drive major decisions on academics, the school environment, social emotional well-being, technology, and other significant areas related to the school. The Site Council reviews school goals and selects specific improvements to progress. The Site Council is also responsible for creating and evaluating the annual parent survey. Hillview’s School Site Council plays an important role in the governance and improvement of the school, and the parent members are elected by parents to represent their views. A site council is a legally required decision-making body for any school receiving federal funds.

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    Benefits of School Site Council

    • Allows an opportunity for interaction between parents, teachers,
      administrators, and students, and sharing of their opinions and attitudes
    • Provides an open forum for discussing and defining educational needs, issues, and initiatives
    • Makes recommendations to the Principal and team
    • Contributes to the Single Plan for Student Achievement
    • Reviews how effectively the school’s programs are being carried out

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    Calendar/Examples of key SSC Tasks

    August-September

    • Review standardized test results (SBAC, others)
    • Develop specific goals for School Site Plan
    • Hear feedback at September MPCSD Board Meeting

    October-February

    • Approve the School Site Plan and Budget
    • Develop action plans to meet site plan goals
    • Refine annual site survey questions prior to Feedback February

    March-June

    • Review results of Hillview survey, identify opportunities for improvement and start articulating LCAP and other goals for the following year.

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    Members

    • Six Hillview staff: principal, teachers (four total, including one English Language Development teacher), and other staff
    • Six parents of students currently attending Hillview Middle School, including one parent of a student designated as an English Language Learner
    • Two student representatives 

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    Term and Meetings

    • Two-year term
    • Onboarding occurs in spring by attending April, May and June site council meetings
    • Meets 2nd Tuesday (some months modified) of every month except July, 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Hillview
    • Remaining 2019-2020 school year meeting dates are March 17, April 14, May 12, June 2, 2020, all 3:30-5:00pm in the Hillview office conference room

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    Members' Key to Success

    • Review Hillview Site Council bylaws
    • Do homework in advance of meetings, a lot is covered in 90 minute monthly meetings
    • Be ready and willing to share input
    • Be open to comments from all at meetings, Site Council consists of students, staff and parents, all with different perspectives
    • Participate in school and district wide educational initiatives as needed, such as curriculum evaluation, survey task force, special projects

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    Hillview Community

    Any member of the community or public may address the Site Council during meetings on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council. Interest and participation are welcomed. The Site Council meeting date and time are noted in the Hillview newsletter each month.

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