The John Green Elementary School Site CouncilThe SSC is a group of parents and staff who work together to enrich the curriculum and school environment of John Green Elementary School. This group provides develops the school's Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), and recommends its approval to the School District. The SSC administers and regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the SPSA by leveraging the student test scores, information from the California Department of Education, and input from the principal, staff, students, and parents. The council also hosts educational series to learn more about best practices, curriculum, and resources at John Green.
All meetings are open to the public, and for the 2018-2019 school year are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:30 pm in the John Green Elementary Media Center.
JGES School Site Council Bylaws
(The Bylaws will be updated at a future meeting)2017-18 School Site Council MembersPositionNameChairperson
Rmya Ramakrishnan (parent)Co-Chairperson Martin Widjaja (parent)Secretary Open (parent)Parliamentarian Teri Kolin (teacher)Staff Representatives OpenParent Reps OpenPrincipalLorianne R. VenturaAssistant PrincipalSarah Tuthill
School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is meant to consolidate all school-level planning efforts into one plan for programs funded through the consolidated application (ConApp), pursuant to the California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the SPSA is to increase the overall effectiveness of the school program by crafting a strategic plan that maximizes the resources available to the school while minimizing duplication of effort with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement. The School Site Council (SSC) is required to develop and annually review the SPSA, establish an annual budget, and make modifications in the plan to reflect changing needs and priorities, as applicable, pursuant to EC 52853(b) and 52855. California’s ESSA State Plan significantly shifts the state’s approach to the utilization of federal resources in support of underserved student groups. The SPSA provides schools with the opportunity to document their approach to maximizing the impact of federal investments in support of underserved students. The implementation of ESSA in California presents an opportunity for schools to innovate with their federally-funded programs and align them with the priority goals of the school and the LEA that are being realized under the state’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). LCFF provides schools and LEAs flexibility to design programs and provide services that meet the needs of students in order to achieve readiness for college, career, and lifelong learning. The SPSA planning process supports continuous cycles of action, reflection, and improvement.SPSA 2018Approved 10/3/2018Updates Coming Soon2018-2019 Agendas and MinutesDateAgendaMinutes