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School Site Council

Schools are required to form School Site Councils when they receive categorical funding from the state and federal government. California Education Code mandates that schools write a plan to describe how categorical money will be spent. A representative group of stakeholders develops this plan and makes
decisions on how to spend the money according to the plan (ED Code 52852). A School Site Council performs many important roles, including: 

  • Develops and approves the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
    • Sets and reviews school goals and selects specific improvements
    • Establishes budgets to support the goals and actions in the SPSA
    • Recommends and submits SPSA to the Board of Education
  • Annually reviews and modifies the SPSA
    • Monitors and evaluates implementation of the SPSA
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the Plan
    • Ensures alignment with the Local Control Accountability Plan
  • Collaborates with Advisory Groups such as ELAC and PAC
  • Encourages parent, family, and community involvement
    • Encourages broad representation of parents, community members, teachers and students
    • Includes all socioeconomic, ethnic, and programmatic groups represented in the school

Members 2021-2022

Highlands Elementary School has a School Site Council consisting of 10 voting members, as comprised below. All members (except Principal) are elected by their peers via a secret ballot to a two-year term. 
Parents (5) Principal (1) Teachers (3) Other Staff (1)

1. Brooke Mohrland

(Year 2)

1. Kelly De Torres

(Always Member)

1. Karen Roke

(Year 1)

1. Becky Moore

2. David Swider

(Year 2)


2. Laura Torrez

(Year 1)


3. Kim Briones

(Year 1)


3. Michael Slater

(Year 1)


4. Julie Brooks 

(Year 1)


5. Jason Burdick

(Year 1) 


2021-2022 School Site Council Meetings

Click All staff, students, and parents are invited to attend Highlands Site Council, and meetings are open to the public.

Date Agenda Sign In  Minutes Other
September 28, 2021 Click Here See Minutes Click  
October 26, 2021 Click       
November 30, 2021 Click      
January 25, 2022 Click      
February 22, 2022 Click      
March 29, 2022 Click      
April 26, 2022 Click      
May 31, 2022 Click      


All Highlands Elementary School Site Council meetings begin at 2:45pm and are held virtually. All staff, students, and parents are invited to attend, and meetings are open to the public.
Date Agenda Sign In  Minutes Other
September 24, 2018 Here   Here  
October 22, 2018 Here   Here  Single Plan For Student Achievement (Draft)- Here
November 26, 2018 Here   Here  
February 25, 2018        
March 25, 2018        
April 22, 2018        
May 20, 2018         
        2018 Comprehensive Safety Plan- Click Here


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