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School Site Council

Brief Explanation of School Site Council

The BMMS School Site Council is a group of teachers, parents, and classified employees who work with the principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and school budgets.  The BMMS SSC reviews and approves the school single site plan and the school improvement program. 
School Site Council meetings are open to the public. 


  1. Welcome
  2. Review and Approve minutes from September 26, 2022
  3. Agenda approval
  4. Black Mountain Celebrations
  5. Allocation of Prop 28 Funds
  6. Principal's Cabinet Update and Needs of Black Mountain
  7. Advisory Committee Report
  8. Public Comments
  9. Next Meeting Date: TBD 2023-2024 School Year
Darcel Glover Principal
Valerie White Assistant Principal
Danielle Brown Teacher
Barbara Chappell-Brown Teacher
Melinda Pinkerton Teacher
Ryan Lowe Classified Staff Member 
Mia Clark Student Representative
Nathaniel Casabar Student Representative
Asher Hannaman Student Representative
Jennie Lee Parent Representative
Isabel Qiao Parent Representative
Gitanjali Shinde Parent Representative

The California Education Code requires the school site council to develop a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for Consolidated Application programs operated at the school. The stated purpose of the SPSA is to "improve the academic performance of all pupils to the level of the performance goals, as established by the Academic Performance Index." The Academic Performance Index (API) is a rating of schools based on their performance on state assessments. The content of the plan must be aligned with school goals for improving student achievement. School goals must be based upon "an analysis of verifiable state data, including the Academic Performance Index…and the English Language Development test…and may include any data voluntarily developed by districts to measure pupil achievement…"
The council must recommend the proposed plan to the local governing board for approval, monitor its implementation, and evaluate the results. At least annually, the council must revise and recommend the plan, including proposed expenditures of all funds allocated to the school through the Consolidated Application, to the local governing board for approval.
The plan must be developed with the advice, review and certification of any applicable school advisory committees. Such groups include the English Learner Advisory Committee, the State Compensatory Education Advisory Committee, the Special Education Advisory Committee, the Gifted and Talented Education Advisory Committee, and the School Health Council. All required advisory committees have responsibility to advise the school on the special needs of students, and on ways the school may meet those needs.
The local governing board (PUSD School Board) adopts policies for the development and implementation of the Single Plan for Student Achievement. Acting upon the recommendation of the council, the board approves or disapproves the plan and all subsequent revisions.  The plan must have board approval before expenditures proposed in the plan may be made. The board must also certify that school plans are consistent with local educational agency plans required for federal funding.
The local superintendent of schools or designee administers the Consolidated Application. The district and school administration, which may include appointed school leadership teams, is responsible for implementing the school plan. Administration of the plan includes assigning and supervising project staff, purchasing materials and equipment, and accounting for project funds. The administration may also support the planning process by providing training and information to the council, by gathering information or developing proposals for the council’s consideration.