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Title 1 Academic Achievement Award Press Release



  No Place for Hate


LO Site Council Meeting 2019-20

September 11

October 16  - due to conf. week

November 13

December 11

January 8

February 12

March 11

April 15

May 6

School Site Council Calendar of Events
10/4/16 1:38 PM
8/31/17 9:08 AM
9/9/18 3:54 PM
8/10/19 10:04 AM

School Site Council


Welcome to Live Oak Elementary School Site Council page! We encourage you to use this page as a tool to explore WHY Live Oak Elementary School is more than a California Distinguished School, California Gold Ribbon School and a Title 1 Academic Achieving School. A standard bearer for SRVUSD. Rather, use the tools on this page to discover the qualitative value of Live Oak that differentiates it from others by strategically working every day to meet the well-balanced needs of ALL its students.

Serving on a committee of parents, administrators, and teachers is a wonderful way to gain perspective on the relevant viewpoints of each of those caring participant groups.  It has been clarifying for me to learn how academic programs and school improvement programs are evaluated and adjusted to meet the needs of all students.  It is a distinct honor to partner with members of the school community whose goal it is to continue to discuss and find ways to improve Live Oak School in spite of its already solid reputation.                                                      Joanne Adjoian—Teacher representative

Who are we?

The School Site Council (the Council) serves as the governing board of Live Oak Elementary School (the “School”), which determines the focus of the School’s academic instructional programs and all related categorical resources.  The Council is made up of teachers, parents, and other school personnel who work with the Principal to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs, the School budget as well as school safety.

All members of the Council with the exception of the Principal, serve for a term of two years. Parent members of the Council are elected by the parents in the school community; teacher members of the Council are elected by their peers. Council members have an obligation to make decisions that best serve the school community.

The Council meets on a monthly basis, typically on the second Wednesday in the school library from 2:45 PM.- 3:45 P.M. Please consult the school calendar for specific time and location. All meetings are open to the public and participation is welcomed and appreciated. The Site Council reserves time for public comment at the end of each meeting. In consideration of the noticed agenda and time, public comments are recorded at the meeting and addressed by the Council at the following month's meeting.


What is our purpose?

Every year, the Council analyzes and evaluates the academic achievement of all students in the School. After reviewing the School’s academic performance and looking at the big picture of the School’s progress, the Council and the Principal create the School Plan. This plan, once developed, is submitted by the school to the district for approval and remains the School Plan for a period of 3 years.

This School Plan may include a new academic program or a staff member or parent outreach strategy. As the School budget is limited and many funds can only be spent under strict guidelines, the decisions are made taking into consideration the best overall interest of our school and students.

Over the course of a year, the Council works with the Principal to evaluate the school's progress towards the goals included in the School Plan. To monitor performance, individuals who are responsible for programs in the School Plan are invited to make a presentation to the Council during its scheduled meetings. During these presentations, the Council seeks to understand the nature of the program, success to date, and opportunities for improvement.   

Click here for Sample Topics Discussed at School Site Council Meetings  

Direct Accountabilities

The California Education Code requires the school site councils to:

1.     Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.

2.     Seek input from school advisory committees.

3.     Reaffirm or revise school goals.

4.     Revise improvement strategies and expenditures.

5.     Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the governing board.

6.     Monitor implementation of the SPSA.

Site Council Agenda



How we differentiate ourselves?




Soul Shoppe

No Place for Hate Certification


"It has been an eye opener for me to learn about all the time & effort that the Administrators and teachers put in to give our kids the best school experience.  Focusing on a good education is important, but also making sure the student is given the tools/resources to handle different situations is invaluable.  I appreciate the opportunity to be involved at this level and enjoy collaborating with the teachers, administrators and other parents." - Jennifer Chen, Council Member 2016-2018

SSC Supports Ed Fund

Ed Fund

 Live Oak’s School Site Council

Is Proud To Support Ed Fund.

Without Ed Fund’s financial support

the work we do to ensure our school’s VISION,

maintain high academic STANDARDS


to account for success for all students

would simply be compromised.

Click here 

to learn more about why SSC supports Ed Fund.

Support Live Oak Ed Fund Today! 

Staff Representatives

Carolyn Dobel  - Principal

Melissa Caires - Teacher Rep

Amy Dieckhans  - Teacher Rep

Heather Cotton - Teacher Rep

Divya Nayak - School Personnel

Legal Requirements for Each School Plan and Accountability Report Card (list to include link to most current Plans and Reports)


The California Education Code requires the school site councils to:


Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.

  1. Measure effectiveness of improvement strategies at the school.

  2. Seek input from school advisory committees.

  3. Reaffirm or revise school goals.

  4. Revise improvement strategies and expenditures.

  5. Recommend the approved single plan for student achievement (SPSA) to the governing board.

  6. Monitor implementation of the SPSA.

Assessment, Research and Evalution




Site Council 101

By Laws - Updated Feb. 2015

Parent Representatives

Alex Koumiss

Deepa Venkatachalam

Ray Chen

Arlene Hartono

Heidi Ellicott-Pesic