Granada HS School Site Council By-Laws
ORGANIZATION AND RULES FOR SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL BYLAWS
ARTICLE I Name of Council
The name of this council shall be the Granada High School School Site Council.
ARTICLE II Role of Council
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), including a budget, shall be developed and recommended by the School Site Council. The School Site Council, following approval of a plan by the school district governing board, shall have ongoing responsibility to review the plan with parents, teachers, other school personnel, and the school community. Implementation of the school plan shall include modifications that result from staff review of programs and achievement, data from achievement tests, program improvement status as well as any other findings from review teams. Additionally, the school program shall be assessed periodically based on criteria that show significant improvements for special needs populations over previous years. Specific changes to the plan or budget shall be developed, recommended, and approved or disapproved in the same manner. This section of the bylaws shall in no way be construed as giving the School Site Council a power of veto over any education program. The council shall be an advising and collaborating council in order to further the purpose of education and the specific purpose of these bylaws. In the absence of written consent, no council member shall be required to provide any sum of money, property or service, other than services described herein, to the School Site Council. The council shall carry out all other duties and responsibilities assigned to it in the Education Code of the State of California.
ARTICLE III Members
Section 1 - Size and Composition
The School Site Council shall be composed of a minimum of 10 members. Membership of the SSC consists of the following members who were nominated and selected by their peers:
Half of the members are the principal, classroom teachers, and other school personnel; half are students and parents. Classroom teachers are a majority of the first group; students make up one-half of the second group. A 50 percent, 50 percent ratio shall be maintained if additional members are elected.
Council members representing parents and/or community members may be employees of the school district but may not serve as a parent representative at the site of employment.
Section 2 - Term of Office
All members of the council shall be selected and serve for a two-year term with the exception of the student representatives. Student terms will be one year terms.
Section 3 - Voting Rights
Each member shall be entitled to one vote and may cast that vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the council. Absentee ballots shall not be permitted.
Section 4 - Termination of Membership
A member shall no longer hold membership should he or she cease to be a resident of the area or no longer meets the membership requirements under which he or she was selected. Membership shall automatically terminate for any member who is absent from all regular meetings for a period of three consecutive months. The council, by affirmative vote of two- thirds of all of the members, can suspend or expel a member.
Section 5 - Transfer of Membership
Membership in the School Site Council is not transferable or assignable.
Section 6 - Resignation
Any member may resign by filing a written resignation with the principal of the school.
Section 7 - Vacancy
Any vacancy on the SSC occurring during the term of a duly elected member shall be filled by a new member selected by appointment of the chairperson.
ARTICLE IV Officers
Section 1 - Officers
The officers of the School Site Council shall be a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary.
Section 2 - Election and Term of Office
The officers of the School Site Council shall be selected annually and shall serve for two years or until each successor has been elected.
Section 3 - Removal
Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of all members sitting on the School Site Council whenever, in the judgment of the council, the best interest of the council would be served thereby.
Section 4 - Vacancy
A vacancy in any office because of death, resignation, removal, disqualification, or otherwise shall, by special election, be filled by the School Site Council for the unexpired portion of the term.
Section 5 - Chairperson
The chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the School Site Council and may sign all letters, reports, and other communications of the School Site Council. In addition, the chairperson shall perform all duties incident to the office of chairperson and such other duties as may be prescribed by the School Site Council.
Section 6 - Vice-Chairperson
The duties of the vice-chair person shall be to represent the chairperson in assigned duties and to substitute for the chairperson during his or her absence, and the vice-chairperson shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the chairperson or by the School Site Council.
Section 7 - Secretary
The secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the School Site Council and see that agendas are posted in a location accessible to parents 72 hours in advance of a meeting.
ARTICLE V-Meetings of the School Site Council
Section 1 - Regular Meetings
The School Site Council Shall meet regularly with dates set by the SSC members.
Section 2 - Place of Meetings
The School Site Council shall hold its regular meetings and its special meetings in a facility provided by the school and readily accessible by all members of the public, including handicapped persons.
All decisions of the School Site Council shall be made only after an affirmative vote of a majority of its members in attendance.
Section 3 - Notice of Meetings
Public notice of all meetings shall be given and agendas posted 72 hours in advance on the Granada High School Website.
Section 4 - Conduct of Meetings
All regular and special meetings of the School Site Council shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order.
Section 5 - Meetings Open to the Public
All meetings of the School Site Councishall be open at all times to the public.