California state law requires each public school site to have an elected committee that represents school staff and the community, and is responsible for developing and reviewing an ongoing School Improvement Plan (SIP). The SSC works with the Principal to develop, review, evaluate and allocate state-awarded funds for school improvement programs.
This program was created in the 1970s with the idea that those most closely involved with our schools and students on a day-to-day basis could make the best decisions about how schools needed to improve. In general, the School Site Council deals more with school policy and budgets than the school PTA does. Under the California State Education Code, the SIP must address curricula, instructional strategies, and materials responsive to the individual educational needs and learning styles of each pupil.
All parents and community members are welcome to attend SSC meetings.
Parents of Children of African Descent (PCAD)
PCAD, a sub-committee of the SSC, is an advocacy group of concerned parents and teachers that serves as a working body at Chabot Elementary. The primary goal of PCAD is to build community, close the achievement gap, and create a model that may be duplicated and used district-wide. PCAD receives funding from the PTA. Any concerned Chabot community member who believes in equity and diversity can join PCAD. The group meets monthly.
Whitney Roland and LaDonna White