Submitting a Plan
Federal and state law require that your plan be formally approved by a schoolwide planning team/school site council. In California, the school site council meets monthly as well as approving the annual plan. The recommended list of members for a schoolwide planning team (Title I) or a school site council (California) include teachers, school leaders, paraprofessional staff, parents, students (for middle and high school), district leaders, and community partners.
Why a School Site Council / Schoolwide Planning Team?
The school, family, and community members who comprise your planning team are all stakeholders whose participation and buy-in is essential to your program's success. It’s helpful to think of the approval process as an opportunity to build the supportive, engaged partnerships you will need to implement your program effectively. Creating a foundation of understanding, support, and buy-in from your planning team ensures that your plan is not just a document sitting on a shelf, but your roadmap to a transformed school culture.
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For more detailed information on the development of a school site council or schoolwide planning team, please click the links to the documents below:
Federal Guidelines for a Title I Schoolwide Planning Team
California State Guidelines for the
School Site Council
What Is a School Site Council?