School Site Council

What is School Site Council?

School site counsel (SSC) is composed of the principal, three teacher representatives, one school-classified employee and five parents of the school's students. Each member serves a two-year term. The SSC has regular meetings the last Wednesday of each school month in the school library and are open to the public.

The purpose of SSC is to develop a single-school plan for student achievement. This plan helps determine/address how funds will be used to improve academic performance of all students. The plan also identifies how the school will evaluate the progress to these goals. Examples of appropriate expenditures include specialists such instructional assistants, computers, software, teacher in-service and stipends for extra teacher work.

Another responsibility of SSC is to review, monitor, evaluate and write the school safety plan for each year. We will be developing further guidelines for Ladera's Safety Plan and the CVUSD Policy and Procedures for visitors/volunteers on campus. The Student Emergency Comfort Kits that were available at the beginning of the school year were implemented by the SSC.

Over the next year the SSC will be revising/updating our school vision. We hope to use this to guide us in developing a plan for the next three years. The district vision is High Expectations, High Achievement. We hope to be this concise.



School Site Council (SSC)

Executive Board 2019-2020

Timothy Neal (Chairperson)

John Orleans (Classified)

Elizabeth Habring (Parent)

Violaine de Landes (Parent & GATE DAC)

Mike Moore (Parent / DAC rep)

Tim Neal (Parent)

Mike Tsoi (Parent)

Lori Wall (Principal)

Evelyn Delgado (SEDAC & DELAC alternate)

Kim Hall (SEDAC alternate)

Bella Ju (DELAC Rep)


Yana Lirtsman (Teacher)
Carol Scott (Teacher)
Lori Shargel (Teacher)


Ladera STARS Academy SSC 

Meeting Dates 2019-2020

 Wednesday, 3pm, October 16, 2019

  • Wednesday, 3pm, November 20, 2019

  • Wednesday, 3pm, December 18, 2019

  • Wednesday, 3pm, January 15, 2020

  • Wednesday, 3pm, February 19, 2020

Canceled due to COVID-19 School Closure
  • Wednesday, 3pm, March 18, 2020

  • Wednesday, 3pm, April 15, 2020

  • Wednesday, 3pm, May 20, 2020

Additional Meeting
  • Tuesday, 3:00, May 26, 2020

  • Wednesday, 3pm-5pm, June 17, 2020

[Meeting Agendas are posted in the front office, at least 72 hours before each meeting]


School Site Council Agenda

Ladera STARS Academy 

School Site Council 


Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Public advisory: The location of the Ladera STARS Academy School Site Council meeting is closed to the public.


Location: Zoom Meeting


Reopen and Redesign 2020

Agenda Item



1. Welcome & Introductions

5 minutes

2. Purpose of Committee

5 minutes

Provide valuable input to the District and Oversight Committee in the planning for the 2020-2021 school year.

3. Community Agreements

2 minutes

Zoom Etiquette: “Mute” when not speaking; “Raise Hand” to speak; use the “Chat”.

Speak briefly

Assume positive intentions

Respectful communication

4. Guiding Principles

2 minutes

Student-Focused: Our decisions should be in the best interest of students. 

Access & Equity: Our decisions should be supportive of the diverse students and families throughout CVUSD.

5. Public Comments and Concerns

Public comments via Zoom will be limited to three minutes. If there is an unusually large number of requests to speak, the Chairperson may make the decision to decrease the time for individual speakers and/or the total time.

6. Survey Analysis

10 minutes

Review pertinent survey data from family, students and/or staff.

7. Latest Health/Safety Orders

5 minutes

Provide an update on latest health/safety orders 

8. Instructional Delivery Models

10 minutes

Information on instructional models will be provided

9. Committee Discussion

45-60 minutes


10. SSC Election for 2020-2021 school year

10 minutes

11. Closing

5 minutes



The (School Name) School Site Council regular meeting will be a teleconference meeting where all members of the SSC will be attending the meeting via teleconference/video conference.

This teleconference is being held in accordance with Governor Newsom's Executive Orders N-33-20 and N-29-20 respectively in regards to the COVID-19 virus.

As there is a Stay-Safe-At-Home order in place, we understand that it is critically important for people to limit in-person interaction. Education is an essential function, and we value your input. Therefore, the District is providing appropriate opportunities for public participation.

You may participate in the meeting by submitting your written comment on a topic in lieu of providing a public comment via email to (please indicate the agenda number in the subject line). To allow adequate time to provide your comments to the School Site Council, please submit your comments prior to 2:00 p.m. on the day before the meeting (Monday, May 25, 2020). School Site Council members will review these written comments prior to the meeting.

In addition to the written comment opportunities described above, SSC will also permit members of the public to address the meeting via telephone. If you would like to speak on an agenda item, please advise by submitting your request to speak via email to (please indicate the agenda number in the subject line) or by calling the school office at (805) 492-3565, by no later than 1:00 pm. When participating via teleconference, please remember that you are participating in an official meeting of the Ladera STARS Academy School Site Council. Disruptive individuals will be disconnected. Members of the public will be required to provide the telephone number where they can be reached to address the meeting when the item is being discussed during the meeting.

Pursuant to the Executive Order, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need special assistance to participate in the School Site Council meeting, please contact the school at (805) 492-3565, within 48 hours of the meeting.

Please be advised that communications directed to the School Site Council are public records and are subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act and Green Act unless exempt from disclosure under the applicable law. Communications will NOT be edited for redactions; will be printed/posted as submitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Public comments via Zoom will be limited to three minutes. On those occasions where there is an unusually large number of requests to speak, the Chairperson may make the decision to decrease the time for individual speakers and/or the total time.

Please present your comments in a factual, respectful, and dignified manner that models how we expect our children to participate in the democratic process. Know that your comments may be heard by students who are present during this teleconference meeting.

Thank you!

Lori Wall