The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making body made up of parents, school staff, and students (secondary). The responsibilities of the SSC include the development and oversight of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the budgets associated with that plan.

Duties of the School Site Council

  • Obtain recommendations for, and review of, the proposed Single Plan for Student Achievement from all school advisory committees.
  • Develop and approve the plan and related expenditures in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Recommend the plan and expenditures to the governing board for approval.
  • Provide ongoing review of the implementation of the plan with the principal, teachers, and other school staff members.
  • Make modifications to the plan whenever the need arises.
  • Submit the modified plan for governing board approval whenever a material change (as defined in district governing board policy) is made in planned activities or related expenditures.
  • Annually, (and at each semester, trimester, etc.) evaluate the progress made toward school goals to raise the academic achievement of all students
  • Carry out all other duties assigned to the council by the SDUSD Board of Education and by state law.

Pershing Middle School's SSC Roster

Position Name
Principal Susan Levy
Teachers Kevin Quinn, Fern Jones, Don Tyssee
SSC Chair Maria Kelly
Parents Melisa Cogan, Sarah Echols, Cesia Guizar
Students Astrid Roll, Grayce Miller, Abigail Gonzalez
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