School Site Council/English Language Advisory Committee

The Heather School Site Council (SSC) / English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) consists of 5 parent or community members and 5 staff members, which always includes the principal, plus alternates for both staff and parents. Parent/community members are selected through the election process. There are approximately 6 – 7 meetings scheduled each year. Meetings are usually scheduled on selected Tuesday or Thursday afternoons at 3:05 and are held in the Heather Staff Room.

The joint SSC and ELAC is responsible for:
  • Providing input into the development of the annual school improvement plan
  • Aligning funds to the plan
  • Monitoring the progress of the school improvement plan
  • Providing feedback to the Superintendent regarding the District’s Strategic Plan
  • When a school has 21 or more English Learners, it must form an English Learner Advisory
    Committee. ELAC members advise the principal, SSC and school staff on instructional programs
    and support services for English Learners.
The Site Council is evolving into a more dynamic group and has become an important part of the district’s “accordion” model of taking in and sending out information, to and from the district and individual sites, working together to “make things happen” to improve the work we do for kids. We are working at making our Heather Site Council a place where parents and staff can engage in discussions about what is really going on at school and the district regarding school programs. What’s working, what’s not, what can we do together to make improvements?

All Heather parents are invited to attend Site Council meetings. Agendas will be posted the week prior to the meeting, and if you have something you would like added to the agenda, or a future agenda item, please email the SSC 2020-21 Site Council President, Corbie Kiernan, or Principal Pam Jasso.

Per our Bylaws, the Purpose, and Responsibilities of SSC:
  • One of the primary responsibilities of the Heather School Site Council is to provide input into the development annual School Plan for Student Achievement, SPSA, to review its implementation, to assess the effectiveness of the plan, and to provide input in modifying the plan to reflect changing needs and priorities.
  • The Heather SSC purpose and duties also include disseminating information to the greater Heather community, along with soliciting and providing input to influence decision making to improve school programs, referred to as the "accordion process".
  • The Heather SSC also reviews and discusses site budget allocations and expenditures, providing input and suggestions to influence decision making that support the site plan.
  • In addition, the Heather SSC reviews and discuss district policies and endeavors, providing input to influence decision making at the district level.
Agendas and Minutes
The Heather School SSC News will be emailed to the Heather community, including parents and staff, prior to each upcoming SSC meeting, which includes links to the current agenda and meeting minutes, as well as an archived list of agendas and minutes. 
Archived Agendas and Minutes