[BHS Etree] ADMIN: Nominate Yourself for the BHS SSC or BSEP Committees by Sep. 13 (Fri)

BHS Etree bhs at lists.lmi.net
Tue Sep 10 21:22:16 PDT 2019

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Dear BHS Community,

Now is a great time to think about new ways to be involved in our school
community.  September is the month for parent elections for *School Site
Council (SSC)* and the *BHS BSEP Committee!*

We hope you will consider nominating yourself for one of these important
school-wide committees.  We need a diverse group of parents/guardians from
across our community to support decision-making at our school.  You can
read more about each and nominate yourself using the link below.  Please do
so no later than 5:00 on Friday, September 13.  If you have questions about
the committees, please contact BSEP Program Specialist,
danielleperez at berkeley.net <danielleperez at berkeley.net?subject=>.

*What is the School Site Council (SSC)?*  The SSC is where parents have a
direct voice in reviewing the school’s academic goals and evaluating how
well those goals are being met.  The SSC also reviews and approves the
school’s Safety Plan, and the BSEP Committee’s plan for spending the
school’s site funds.  The SSC is composed of the Principal, a classified
staff member, 4 teachers or counselors, 3 students, 3 parents, and
alternates.  Meetings are monthly, on the second Tuesday of each month,
from 4:15-6:00 pm.

*What is the BHS BSEP Committee?  *BSEP (Berkeley Schools Excellence
Program) is a parcel tax responsible for about 20% of the Berkeley Unified
School District's budget.  10% of those funds are allocated directly to the
school sites for activities which improve student performance.  At Berkeley
High the BSEP Committee, working with the Principal, allocates about
$800,000 annually, evaluates currently funded programs, solicits new
applications, and prioritizes needs.  The BHS BSEP Committee has 5 parent
representatives, 5 students, 5 staff and alternates.  The committee
typically meets one Monday afternoon per month from 4:30-6:00 pm in the
fall, with one or two meetings per month in the spring.

*In addition to the two elected committees above, an additional opportunity
to consider for serving your community:*

*BSEP Planning and Oversight (P&O) Committee.*  This district-wide
committee reviews all of the plans and budgets for around $30 million
dollars allocated by the BSEP parcel tax measure to our schools.  These
funds provide for nearly 1/3 of our classroom teachers, our 4th-8th grade
music, all school libraries, as well as technology, translation,
professional development, and more.  If you wish to represent Berkeley High
on this committee, nominate yourself using the link below and the BHS BSEP
Committee will vote to appoint the four representatives and two alternates
at their first meeting in October.


Thank you for your consideration.


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