Parents, Guardians and Panther Community:
Are you interested in more involvement at Penn? We invite you to get involved with our School Site Council (SSC) or our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).
The School Site Council (SSC) is intended to be a decision-making body that represents all stakeholders of the school community. The school principal, teachers, other school personnel, and parents / grandparents make up this group. Their primary responsibility is to identify common goals and assist the leadership team in establishing a plan to achieve the goals. The key to a successful SSC depends upon a good working relationship among all members of the Council. Each member of the Council shares their unique perspective and knowledge of the school’s needs, as they affect all students, during SSC meetings. The principal and teachers contribute background knowledge in instructional practices; parents provide the insights on how effective the school is working and how well their children understand their assignments; and support staff also offer insight on the range and effectiveness of learning opportunities available. Other personnel at the school, such as counselors, instructional aides and clerical staff can share insights on how the school can function to support student learning.
For more detail, use the link below to navigate to our SSC information page. You may also click on the App Download Instructions link to get the SSC information page in an "app" format.
The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is a committee required by state regulations for any school that has 21 or more English learners. In addition, state regulations require that parents of English learners constitute at least the same percentage of the English Learner Advisory Committee membership as their children represent of the student body. Members of the English Learner Advisory Committee give advice and feedback to the principal regarding English learner programs.
For more detail, use the link below to navigate to our ELAC information page. You may also click on the App Download Instructions link to get the SSC information page in an "app" format.