SSC Purpose, Current Year Members, Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

  • Cumberland School Site Council

    Every school in the Sunnyvale School District has a School Site Council (SSC) that provides a Leadership role in the school community regarding curriculum, school performance goals, and disbursement of School and Library Improvement (SLIP) and other funding received from Sunnyvale School District.

    As an example, in 2012, the SSC began the standardization of monthly classroom to parent communications and implemented staff development guidelines that teachers must follow to take advantage of the PTA staff development grant. In 2021 & 2022, the Cumberland SSC approved the funding of teacher training in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in support of our guiding question: how do we think and do things differently in order to close the achievement gap & remove barriers to support all students in becoming expert learners and achieving our mission?
    SSC consists of four parents and four Cumberland staff members who meet six times a year (with additional meetings as necessary) at Cumberland, and represent Cumberland at the District School Site Council meetings four times per year. Site Council members serve a two-year term, and are elected per the By-Laws at the end of each school year. Please contact the office for more information on the Cumberland School Site Council.
    SSC meetings are open to all parents of Cumberland. They will be held in the library conference room. If you have a topic that you'd like to bring to a meeting, feel free to email the principal in advance.
    Ed Code requires that every school establish a School Site Council to: 
    • Develop, review, and approve the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)
    • Align content of the plan with school goals for improving student achievement
    • Align resources to improve academic performance
    • Review proposed expenditures 
    Additionally, Cumberland's School Site Council: 
    • Reviews and  communicates the School Safety Plan
    • Establishes criteria for the Staff Development PTA grant application.


    Click here to view the Cumberland School Site Council Bylaws


    Laurie Carlson, Principal -

    Sara Grassman, Staff-Lower Grade -

    Gretchen Gabriel, Staff, Upper Grade -

    Jennifer Gray, Staff, Classified -

    Derek Grouell, Parent

    Siva Kumar Sastry Hari, Parent

    Jing Mao, Parent

    Uday Vallamsetty, Parent

  • 2023-2024: Meeting Dates

    August 28, 2023: 3-4:30pm

    October 2, 2023: 3-4pm

    Special Meeting Added: October 9, 2023: 2:45-3:45pm

    November 6, 2023: 2:45-3:45pm

    December 4, 2023: 2:45-3:45pm
    February 5, 2024: 3-4pm
    April 1, 2024: 3-4pm


    2023-2024 Agendas and Minutes:

    May 1, 2023

    August 28, 2023  

    October 2, 2023

    October 9, 2023 (Special meeting added to review School Safety Plan)

    November 6, 2023

    December 4, 2023

    February 5, 2024

    April 1, 2024