The School Site Council is an invaluable parent engagement group, consisting of parents, teachers, a staff person, and the principal. The SSC meets monthly to look at student achievement data to determine how best to assist Emerson students. The SSC is tasked to monitor and approve the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), assist in developing and approving the school budget, and other important administrative details.
The voting participants include five community and five staff members, one of whom must be the principal, three teachers, and one non-teaching staff member. Members of the SSC are elected by their peers at the beginning of the year and serve for three years. All meetings are open to the public, but only its members may vote.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month in the Emerson Library at 5:30 pm.
All schools in California are required to have an SSC, and it is independent of the Parent-Teacher Association.