Hello Again from the PA —

Over the years, there’s always been an enthusiastic response to the call for new members of the School Leadership Team (SLT), and a request for more information. Et, voilà!

From the DOE website:
SLTs are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.

SLT members must include the school principal, the PA/PTA president (or designated co-president), the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number of parents and staff. SLTs may elect to include representatives from community-based organizations.

SLTs’ roles in schools: The core responsibility of each SLT is to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school-based budget. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of students. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. SLTs receive support and guidance as needed from their District Leadership Teams.

There’s yet more info here (on NYC DOE website) and here (on ptalink website).

If you’re interested in taking on this important role, please email the PA and attend the next general PA meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16 right after drop off. We’ll be nominating and electing SLT members at that meeting, so don’t miss it!