Each of the schools in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District belongs to the California State School Improvement Program. This program provides guidelines and information on creating and maintaining the excellence in education that we all want for our children. As an ongoing part of the School Improvement Program, elected parent representatives are invited to work with the school staff in developing and monitoring our education plan, through the SSC. The SSC provides a means by which those affected by decisions can participate in making them. The Council develops a school plan with a yearly budget, reviewing how the school plan is being put into practice, assessing how the plan is working, and making agreed upon changes. We meet every other month for about an hour.