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School Site Council

chools 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 2018-2019

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. Danyel Vandiver

(Year 2)

1. Ryan Sheehy

(Always Member)

1. Karen Roke

(Year 1)

1. Becky Moore

2. David Swider

(Year 2)


2. Laura Torrez

(Year 1)


3. Kim Briones

(Year 2)


3. Michael Slater

(Year 1)


4. Christina Moncada 

(Year 2)


5. Brooke Mohrland

(Year 2) 


2020-2021 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, 2020 Click Here See Minutes Click Here  
November 2, 2020 Click Here      
December 14, 2020        
January 25, 2021        
February 22, 2021        
March 22, 2021        
April 26, 2021        
May 17, 2021        


All Highlands Elementary School Site Council meetings begin at 2:45pm on the scheduled date in the library. 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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