School Leadership Team
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
A School Leadership Team plays an important role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and is responsible for developing a school’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). New York State Education Law Section 2590-h requires every New York City Public School to have a School Leadership Team (SLT).
The following three members of the school community are mandatory members of the School Leadership Team:
- Parent-Teacher Association President
- United Federation of Teachers Chapter Chair
The remaining members of the SLT are comprised of elected parents and staff members. The SLT must have an equal number of parents and staff. In a high school, a minimum of two students is required, however, student members are not counted when determining whether an SLT should have an equal number of staff and parents. An SLT should have a minimum of 10 members with a maximum of 17 members.
How do SLTs make decisions? By listening closely to one another and coming up with solutions, participants contribute to and help share final decisions. This approach is empowering because every member of the SLT has the opportunity to influence team decisions. When all members are able to express their opinions and concerns, they are more likely to stay invested in and connected to the work of the team.
SLT meetings are held monthly at 5:00 p.m. in the Library (room 214) and are publicly posted. The public and media may attend, but their participation is limited per the SLT By-Laws.
For additional information and assistance, please visit the Parent Leadership website at www.schools.nyc.gov/Offices/FACE/BecomingaParentLeader/default.htm.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the Division of Family and Community Engagement at FACE@schools.nyc.gov or 212.374.4118.