School Site Council

SSC is responsible for the following:


  • Developing, monitoring, and updating the Single Plan for Student Achievement– the document presented to and ratified by the School Board outlining the educational goals and objectives of Walnut Acres Elementary School. The current Plan focuses on goals in math, language arts, science, technology, and school climate.
  • Approving the Single Plan budget.
  • Addressing issues raised by parents and staff such as safety, resources, student achievement, and student conduct.
  • Reviewing staff reports on curricular and extracurricular activities and parent reports on community activities and sentiments.
  • Monthly Site Council Meetings are open to the community.


Click here for the 2012-2013 School Site Council Briefing PowerPoint version.

2013 – 2014 Site Council Members
Staff Members Parent Members
Dr. Colleen Dowd,
Principal (Chair)

Annie Halverson – year 2

Liz Hartman – year 1

Leigh-Ann Andrada – year 1

Robin Louchis – year 1

Aramazd Dermardirosian – year 1

Ellen Bellendir – year 2

Sharon Lund – year 1

Ellen Ireland – year 2

James Wu – year 2

Meeting Dates: (all meetings are 3-4:00pm in room A1 unless otherwise stated)9/5/13, 10/3/13, 11/7/13, 1/9/14, 2/6/14, 3/6/14, 4/3/14, 5/1/14

School Site Council (SSC) Agenda & Minutes …

  • November 2017 Minutes

    School Site Council Meeting Minutes November 9, 2017         3-4:00 p.m.               B-7 Attendees Colleen Dowd, Ellen Ireland, Amanda Smith, Chad Bounds, Catherine Canillas, Kaitlyn Diebel, Shakeya St Julian Garcia, Mari Arenson Notes taken by Kaitlyn Diebel. Minutes for October Approved unanimously Old Business Reviewed Math and ELA data based on Smarter Balanced Test Results New […]

  • November 2017 Agenda

    WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL MEETING Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:00-4:00 p.m. B-7 Call to Order Attendance                               Introductions Sign-in Minutes for October                                                                             Action Old Business                           updates on SPSA goals -still more data -staff discussion -input from leadership   New Business                          SPSA review with MDUSD input SPSA vote                                          Action   Principal’s […]

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