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School Site Council

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The School Site Council (SSC) is an elected body made up of parents, school staff, and the principal. Each year a school plan and budget are established by SSC. These documents set priorities for spending school and district funds.

How are Montclaire goals funded?
Montclaire goals are funded through three primary channels:

  • Montclaire Parent Teacher Organization (MPTO)
    MPTO is a foundation that raises funds at Montclaire via family contributions, an annual Walkathon & Silent Auction (WATSA), and various other programs. Approximately 93% of the school budget is funded by MPTO. 
  • School Improvement Program (SIP)
    Discretionary state funds. Approximately 5% of total funds come from SIP.
  • Cupertino Educational Endowment Fund (CEEF)
    District-wide foundation that gives money to all CUSD schools. Approximately 2% of total funds come from CEEF.

When does SSC meet?
Meetings are typically held one Wednesday of each month during the school year, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, in the Montclaire Staff Room (check the school calendar for additional details). Meetings are open to all.

How can I become an SSC member?
Elections are held each spring for parent representatives who will serve a two-year term. Nomination forms will be available to the school community, and candidates will be placed in an online ballot for the community to vote on.