School Committees

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School Committees

School Site Council(SSC)/

Site Governance Team (SGT)

The Hardy Elementary School Site Council (SSC) and the Hardy Elementary Site Governance Team (SGT) are an elected, decision-making group made up of parents, teachers, the principal, school staff, and community members who work together to do great things for Hardy's kids!

The SSC plans school goals and objectives, reviews and approves program modifications, monitors progress, and evaluates outcomes. The Council is charged with the legal responsibility to insure services that meet the needs of special student populations. The SSC is also responsible for categorical funding, such as Title I, Second Language and GATE. In other words, the SSC helps make decisions about how to provide an outstanding education program for all students at Hardy Elementary!

SGT members act as an advisory body on issues other than major categorical programs. Hardy's SGT provides a shared decision-making base empowered to plan, problem solve, and make recommendations to improve the quality of education and working life at Hardy Elementary.

Elected parents serve in both groups. All meetings are open and parents/guardians are welcome to attend. If you are interested in serving on the SSC and Governance Team or would like further information, please contact Laura Alluin ( at 619-582-0136.

Student Study Team

The Student Study Team (SST) is a forum to discuss student learning and achievement, and any factors that might affect the academic, social, emotional growth or physical health of students. It provides an opportunity to brainstorm about issues and potential solutions in an effort to help each student to achieve his/her potential. Although members of the SST may vary, it usually consists of the principal, a parent, nurse, resource specialist, and a district counselor. If there is an expressive/receptive language concern, the English Learner Support Teacher may attend. A school psychologist may also be present to offer suggestions or possible interventions.
At Hardy Elementary, the SST meets weekly on Thursday mornings. Anyone working with a student may request an SST, including a parent. Parents are valuable members of the team, and can share pertinent history, strengths and concerns about their child.

Possible outcomes of the SST might include:
Better understanding of the student and his/her needs
Implementation of one or more interventions, such as changing seating arrangements in the classroom, modification of assignments, tutoring, or referral to a community agency.

For more information, email (, Resource Specialist Facilitator.

Parent Organizations

Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)

Hardy Elementary has an active PTA which all parents are encouraged to join. Meetings are held regularly in the Hardy auditorium. The PTA president for this year is Roland Hammork. Please feel free to leave a message for him with the office staff. Some of the activities that the Hardy PTA sponsors are:

Traffic Control

Halloween Carnival

Holiday Food Drive

Cultural Arts/Assemblies

Spring Fling

Classroom Volunteers

Library Fundraising

Spirit Days

School Beautification

Garden Club

Please refer to the 2012-2013 Volunteer Information Handbook for names to call if you can help with any of these worthwhile projects that help to support Hardy School and our children.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Schools with 21 or more students in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program must establish an English Learner Advisory Committee. The purpose of ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English Learners. At Hardy Elementary, the ELAC is a subcommittee of the School Site Council/Site Governance Team (SSC/SGT). The subcommittee serves as the advisory body to the school on four key issues:

  • The school plan for English Learners
  • Needs assessment Administration of language census
  • Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of attendance
  • ELAC officers are elected every two years and the committee meets once a month.
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