Site Council

School Site Council is a group of teachers, classified employees, administrators, students, and parents who work with the Principal to develop, review, and evaluate the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).  The members of the Site Council are appointed by the Principal or elected by their peers; for example: student members are appointed, upon teacher recommendation, by the Principal; the Piedmont Parents Club elects the parent representatives.

The purpose of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is to create a cycle of continuous improvement of student performance, and to ensure that all students succeed in reaching academic standards set by the State Board of Education.  The SPSA identifies and addresses the instructional needs of students and specifies how categorical funds will be used to accomplish the goals outlined in the plan.  The Site Council also serves as a forum where school, staff, parents, and students can discuss a variety of issues that affect student performance at Piedmont Middle School.  Curriculum is discussed at Site Council and areas of continuous growth are identified.  The agendas are typically developed to coincide with the curricular areas that are up for adoption:  Science in 2006-07, Math in 2007-09, Language Arts in 2009-2011, World Languages in 2011-2012.

Over the span of a school year a typical Site Council considers the goals of the school or District and then works with the Principal to evaluate the school’s progress toward those goals.  In this evaluation the Council considers school test scores, attendance and discipline records, parent, student, and staff surveys, and input from the school community.  After examining an overview of the school’s progress the Site Council and the Principal decide upon a plan for improvement.

School Site Council members’ fundamental obligation is to make decisions that will best serve the whole school community.  In fact, many site councils are specifically charged with finding ways to close gaps in achievement between groups of students.

School Site Council meetings are scheduled on the following dates.  Meetings are held at PMS in room 201 at 3:30 PM.  Anyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

A Handbook for School Site Councils

Piedmont Middle School Single Plan for Student Achievment 2011-12

Piedmont Middle School Single Plan for Student Achievment 2010-11