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School Site Council

About McKinley School Site Council (SSC)

The McKinley School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified school employees that work with the McKinley Principal to develop, review, and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets. The members of the McKinley SSC are elected by their peers within the school community in an open election and members serve either 2 or 3 year terms. The McKinley SSC welcomes input and ideas from the entire McKinley School Community.

What does SSC do?

Over the course of a year, the SSC considers the goals of the school, the goals of the school district, and works with the principal to evaluate the school's progress toward these goals. In this evaluation, the council will consider school test scores, district test scores, other credible qualitative analysis on specific issues, attendance and discipline records, parent surveys, and input from teachers, students, and parents. In addition to academic planning, our SSC is also responsible for making decisions about parent engagement, safety, and discipline.
After looking at the big picture of the school's progress, the council and the principal create a plan for improvement, also known as the Single Plan for Student Achievement This plan might involve a new academic program or a staff member or parent outreach strategy. For example, the SSC might use funds to develop a new math program or decide to hire a reading specialist. Because school budgets are limited and many funds can only be spent in certain ways, there are always complex decisions to make. The McKinley SSC is committed to always asking thoughtful and challenging questions regarding our diverse student community.
SSC members have an obligation to make decisions that will best serve the whole school community. The McKinley SSC is charged with finding ways to close gaps in achievement between groups of students.

How to Get Involved

If you are interested in school policy, you might enjoy serving on the SSC in the future. To find out more about what SSC does, come attend a meeting, talk to the school principal or one of the members of our SSC. The McKinley SSC meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:30pm (please refer to the McKinley School Calendar for exact dates). If you are interested in having an agenda item discussed at SSC, are interested in joining SSC as an official member, coming to a meeting or simply learning more about the council, please email McKinley's secretary, Lori Soohoo at at




Principal's Coffee
(Cafecito del Directora)

Sponsored by SSC & ELAC (English Language Advisory Committee - A group of parents & community members who advocate for English language learners)

Cafecitos are held at 8:45am on the 1st or 2nd Friday of the month. Check the calendar for dates and the weekly newsletter, the Bulldog Bark for topics of discussion.