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PHS School Site Council

The California Education Code requires the school site council to develop a Single Plan for Student Achievement. 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 California Education Code requires the school site council to develop a Single Plan for Student Achievement for Consolidated Application programs operated at the school or in which the school participates.

The PHS Site Council serves as a forum where school staff, parents, and students can discuss a variety of issues that affect student performance at Piedmont High School.  To support focus in the area of curriculum, agendas are typically developed in order to coincide with the curricular areas that are up for adoption.

Organizing the School Site Council

Composition of the school site council is specified in the California Education Code as follows:

  • The school site council shall be composed of the principal and representatives of teachers selected by teachers at the school; other school personnel selected by other school personnel at the school; parents of students attending the school selected by such parents; and, in secondary schools, students selected by students attending the school.
  • At the secondary level, the school site council shall be constituted to ensure parity between (a) the principal, classroom teachers, and other school personnel, and (b) equal numbers of parents or other community members selected by parents, and students.
  • At both the elementary and secondary levels, classroom teachers shall comprise the majority of persons represented under subdivision (a) of this section.

The means of selecting school site council members are not specified in law, except that members must be chosen by peers. No additional membership qualifications may be required. Beyond the composition requirements stated above, no seat on the school site council may be reserved for any group or individual.

  • Principal
  • Classified Employee
  • Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Parent
  • Parent
  • Student
  • Student


A Handbook for School Site Councils - published 2006

PHS Site Council Meeting Dates for 2023 - 2024 

Meetings are mostly at 3:45-4:45 PM in the PHS COnference Room in the STEAM Building.

If you are interested in attending, send an email to Principal Sukanya Goswami.

We will start our first meeting by reviewing this year's plan and some data. Throughout the year we will monitor our plan with what we are doing and what we can improve on with the support of data. This body will be crucial to create a vision for the school.

Wed, September 20, 2023
Thurs, October 19, 2023
Thurs, November 9, 2023
Thurs, December 14, 2023 (tentative)
Thurs, January 25, 2024
Thurs, February 29, 2024
Thurs, March 14, 2024
Thurs, April 25, 2024 (resheduled from 4/4)
Thurs, May 2, 2024 (confirmed)