A schoolsite council shall be established at each school that participates in the school improvement program authorized by this chapter. The council shall be composed of the principal and representatives of: teachers selected by teachers at the school; other school personnel selected by other school personnel at the school; parents of pupils attending the school selected by such parents; and in secondary schools, pupils selected by pupils attending the school.
At the elementary level the council shall be constituted to ensure parity between (a) the principal, classroom teachers and other school personnel; and (b) parents or other community members selected by parents. In schools with fewer than three teachers, this requirement may be met by establishing a council that is composed of equal numbers of school staff and parents or other community members selected by parents.
At the secondary level the council shall be constituted to ensure parity between (a) the principal, classroom teachers and other school personnel and (b) equal numbers of parents or other community members selected by parents, and pupils.
At both the elementary and secondary levels, classroom teachers shall comprise the majority of persons represented under subdivision (a) of this section.
Existing schoolwide advisory groups or school support groups may be utilized as the schoolsite council if those groups conform to this section.
School districts that maintain kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 8 inclusive, and that maintain schools with fewer than 100 pupils each, and that share a common attendance area may establish a single schoolsite council for the common attendance area.
The term and method of selection and replacement of council members shall be specified in the school improvement plan developed pursuant to Section 52014.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall provide several examples of selection and replacement procedures that may be considered by schoolsite councils.
(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1461, Sec. 20,)