SSC Purpose, Members & Meetings

  • 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 Improvement (SIP), and other funding received from Sunnyvale School District.

    As an example, in 2005, the Cumberland SSC approved the purchase of computers in the 4th and 5th grade classrooms with SIP funds, Math Score, and teacher training in differentiated instruction. 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.
    SSC consists of four parents and four Cumberland staff members who meet monthly at Cumberland, and represent Cumberland at the District School Site Council meetings four times per year. Site Council member serves 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 SSC Chair ( 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.

    Laurie Carlson, Principal -

    Melissa Bennett, Staff-Lower Grade -

    Emily Tripiano, Staff, Upper Grade -

    Cynthia Spinella, Staff, Classified -

    Shelli Zuccato, Parent

    Dong Kuntz, Parent

    Katie D'Silvia- Parent

    Ronald Guay- Parent

  • 2019-2020 Meeting Dates

    Monday, Sept 9th

    Monday, Oct 7th

    Monday, Nov 4th

    Monday, Jan 6th

    Monday, March 2nd

    Monday, May 4th