School Governance

Public schools are institutions that belong to the communities they serve. The success of our school is dependent on a partnership between the stakeholders that make up and support our school, including our principal, teachers, staff, parents, students and community members. As both a Title I and Pilot School, Social Justice Humanitas Academy is governed by multiple stakeholder-run bodies, including the School Site Council (SSC) with our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) and the Governing Council, which hold school leaders accountable for our school’s vision, our fiscal health, and adherence to state and federal education policies and laws.


School Site Council & Title I Parent Involvement

Social Justice Humanitas Academy has been authorized by the California Department of Education to operate a Title I Schoolwide Program (SWP). As a result, the school receives resources from the state and federal governments that enable us to upgrade the entire educational program in order to help all students meet the challenging state standards.

The following services are available from the school’s Title I site-based resources to assist your child, such as:

  • paraprofessionals
  • teacher coaching
  • additional support staff
  • computers
  • tutoring

The SSC is the decision-making council for all programs funded through Title I. The SSC is responsible for the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), in consultation with the English Learner Advisory Committee. The SSC is also responsible for meeting all school level federal parental involvement mandates including the development of the Title I parent involvement policy and budget (E046) and the Title I parent-school compact.

2018-19 Parent Involvement Policy: 2018-19 Parent Involvement Policy SJHA Eng    2018-19 SJHA Parent Involvement Policy Span

2018-19 School Parent Compact: 2018-19 SJHA School-Parent Compact Eng       2018-19 School Parent Compact Spanish

For more information about our Title I program, please review the following presentations:    2018-2019 Title I Overview (Spanish)   2018-2019 Title I Overview (English)

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The ELAC provides written recommendations to the SSC regarding programs and services for English Learner (EL) students and the use of EIA-LEP funding to support their academic needs. The ELAC reviews student and parent involvement data prior to submitting its written recommendations to the SSC. The ELAC also advises on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement and the budget related to programs/services for ELs and assists in the review of the school’s language census. Our current ELAC ceded power to our School Site Council for two years.

For more information about School-Based Councils in LAUSD, visit the LAUSD website at:

Governing Council

As an LAUSD Pilot School, we are governed by a Governing School Council, the composition of which follows the SSC model. The responsibilities of the council are to set the school vision, approve the annual budget, approve the annual election-to-work agreement, and recommend the selection of the school leader.

For more information about Pilot School Governance, please read the Los Angeles Pilot Schools Manual: Los Angeles Pilot Schools Manual

Our School Site Council meets one time per month. Meeting dates and times are posted on our website calendar.