SLT Board 2021-2022

SLT Board Members

2021- 2022 SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER LIST

Principal:  Dr. Cynthia Celestine                                                 PA/PTA President:             Nathia Nicholas                           

UFT Chapter Leader:  Patricia Brown                                       SLT Chair/Co-Chair:          Debra Ellison       

Secretary (Takes the Minutes): Sarah Kennedy   

 

SLT Members

Monique Woods- PTA Vice-President

Sam Posner- Elected Parent

Jacqueline Hickney- Elected Parent

Melba Rivera- Elected Parent

                                                               Lisa Donlan- Community Based Organization                                                               

SLT Calendar Dates 2021-2022

2021-2022 School Leadership Team Meeting Dates

Date Day of the Week  Time  Location
September  , 2021 N/A N/A N/A
October 12, 2021 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Microsoft Teams
November 9, 2021 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Microsoft Teams
December 14, 2021 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Microsoft Teams
January 11, 2022 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Microsoft Teams
February 8, 2022 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Rm 108
March 8, 2022 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Rm 108
April 12, 2022 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Rm 108
May 10, 2022 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Rm 108
June 14, 2022 Tuesday 3:45-5:45 p.m. Rm 108

 

SLT Agenda (10-19-21)

School Leader Team Meeting Agenda 

Date: 10/19/2021

Topic: School Leadership Team

Roles

Facilitator: Debra Ellison

Notetaker: Sarah Kennedy

Time Keeper: N/A

 

Meeting Objectives:

  • Objective 1 Meeting and Identifying Team members
  • Objective 2- Discuss the role of the SLT
  • Objective 3- Explanation of the Comprehensive Educational Plan and the responsibility of the team
  • Objective 4- Address by Parent-Teacher Association President Nathia Nicholas

To prepare for this meeting, please:

  • Read this agenda (optional) and reply to (Ellison) with feedback
  • (Other pre-work task)

Start Time: 3 p.m.

  • Welcome
  • Review how the objectives of this meeting connect to our ongoing work
  • Review next steps from the previous meeting
  • Objective 1
  • Objective 2
  • Objective 3
  • Objective 4
  • Open discussion
  • Review what went well about this meeting
  • The meeting adjourns at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

SLT Agenda (11-9-21)

School Leader Team Meeting Agenda

Date: 11/09/2021

 

Topic: School Leadership Team

Roles

Facilitator: Debra Ellison

Notetaker: Sarah Kennedy

Time Keeper: N/A

 

Meeting Objectives:

  • Objective 1- Meeting and Identifying Team members
  • Objective 2- Discuss the role of the SLT
  • Objective 3- Explanation of the Comprehensive Educational Plan and the responsibility of the team
  • Objective 4- Address by Parent-Teacher Association President Nathia Nicholas

 

Beginning Time: 3:45 p.m.

  • Welcome
  • Review how the objectives of this meeting connect to our ongoing work
  • Review next steps from the previous meeting
  • Objective 1 Additional members needed
  • Objective 2 Understanding the role of the SLT
  • Objective 3 Breaking down the CEP
  • Objective 4
  • Open discussion

   End Time 5:45

  • Review what went well about this meeting
  • Meeting adjourn

SLT By-Laws 2020-21

Bylaws of the School Leadership Team of P.S. 26~Jesse Owens School

Adopted [Date]

Article I – School Leadership Team Mission Statement [and] Educational Vision

 

The mission of the School Leadership Team of [Name of School] is [Insert collaboratively designed mission statement.  Some teams may elect to also include an educational vision statement.]    

Article II – Team Composition

Section 1

 

Size of Team

 

The total number of members shall be ten(10).  The team shall maintain an equal number of parent and staff members, five (5) from each constituency.   

Section 2

 

Mandatory Members

 

The only three mandatory members of the SLT are the school’s principal, the Parent Association/Parent-Teacher Association (PA/PTA) President[1] and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Leader.  Mandatory members of the SLT may designate another member of their constituent group to serve in their stead.  

Section 3

 

Members at Large

The remaining members of the team shall consist of:

            Four(4)  elected Parent members

  • Four(4) elected UFT members
  • One(1) elected DC 37 member   
  • One(1) community based organization member

Section 4 Election of Team Members 

Parent and staff SLT members must be elected by their own constituent group in a fair and unbiased manner determined by each constituent group.  All elections must be advertised widely, with reasonable advance notice given.  Elections must be open to all members of the constituent group and must be held in accordance with the term limits set forth in these bylaws.  

Parent member elections must be scheduled after PA/PTA elections are held each Spring.  Parents must be provided a minimum of ten calendar days written notice prior to the election.  The PA/PTA is encouraged to stagger the terms of the non-mandatory parent members of the SLT.

The team may, by consensus, choose to create a seat or seats on the team for community based organizations.  The team will create a process for the organizations to apply for membership.  A member of the team may also recommend an organization for membership.  This will be done on an annual basis.   Community based organization members will be included in the total number of team members, but will not be counted when determining the balance of parent and staff members. 

 

 

Elections held to fill vacancies due to resignation, cessation of member eligibility, or removal pursuant to Article ____ will be conducted by the appropriate constituent group prior to the next scheduled team meeting.  Team members elected to fill vacancies shall be eligible to serve until the completion of that term. 

Section 5

Chairperson/Co-Chairpersons

             

 

Selection Method - The Chairperson shall be selected by consensus of the team   If the team opts to elect Co-Chairpersons, they will share the role of Chairperson as outlined in these bylaws.  The election shall take place at the September meeting.

 

Role - The Chairperson is responsible for scheduling meetings, ensuring that team members have the information necessary to guide their planning, and focusing the team on educational issues of importance to the school.  The Chairperson ensures that voices of all team members are heard.  

 

Section 6

 

Additional Leadership Roles

Secretary – The secretary will be responsible for sending SLT meeting notices and for keeping the minutes of SLT meetings. Such minutes must be maintained at the school, with a copy provided to the PA/PTA.  The school principal may designate an office staff member to assist the SLT secretary.

Facilitator – The Facilitator shall advise the Chairperson and other team members on matters of Parliamentary Procedure.  

Financial Liaison – The Financial Liaison shall assume responsibility for documenting member participation for the purposes determining eligibility for the annual SLT remuneration.  

 

 

Timekeeper – The Timekeeper ensures that all agenda items are discussed by monitoring the allotment of time afforded each item.

 

Selection Method – Additional leadership roles will be filled by consensus of the team at the September meeting.  

Section 7

 

     

Length of Term and Term Limits

Team members, with the exception of mandatory members, student members, and community based organization members, are elected for two(2) year terms.  However, all members must remain eligible to serve pursuant to Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 for the duration of their term.  

 

Members may not serve consecutive terms.  However, if no other willing, eligible candidate is identified for a particular constituent group, a member may be elected for an additional term.

 Section 8

 

Responsibilities of School Leadership Team Members

Team members, including those additional roles outlined in these bylaws,   are responsible for developing an annual school Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school-based budget for the ensuing school year. The school-based budget provides the fiscal parameters within which the SLT will develop the goals and objectives to meet the needs of students and the school’s educational program.   

The SLT shall provide an annual assessment to the community, district or high school superintendent of the principal’s record of developing an effective shared decision-making relationship with the SLT members during the year

The SLT will serve as the vehicle for consultation with parent representatives regarding federal reimbursable funding (e.g., Title I).  The SLT will coordinate with other school committees such as the Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association and the Title I Committee to ensure that all school-wide committees are working toward the same goals set forth in the CEP.

Team members must work collaboratively by sharing their ideas and concerns and listening to the ideas and concerns of others; engaging in collaborative problem-solving and solution-seeking that will lead to consensus-based decisions.

Team members must communicate effectively with their constituent groups and share the views of their constituencies with the team.

 

[1] In the case of co-presidents, the remaining PA/PTA officers shall determine which co-president will serve as the mandatory member of the SLT.

 

Article III – Team Meetings

Schedule of Meetings

The School Leadership Team shall meet at least once a month during the school year.  All meetings shall be shall be held on 2nd Tuesday every month from 3:45pm to 5:45pm  Additional meetings will be scheduled by the Chairperson as needed or upon request by the team members.  Meetings will be scheduled at a time convenient for parent members on the team.  Parent members will be polled each year to determine a convenient time for team meetings.

Members who miss more than two consecutive meetings without rendering in writing a good and valid excuse will be subject to removal from the team.

Notice of Team Meetings

The School Leadership Team will establish a yearly calendar which shall be posted in the general office, front security desk, in the parent coordinator’s office and School website, SLT bulletin board, and PTA bulletin board at the beginning of each school year.  The calendar shall be distributed at the first meeting of the parent association each school year.  The Chairperson will send meeting reminders one week prior to all meetings by school mailbox and backpack, postal mail, email, or telephone.

Meeting Attendance

School Leadership Team members are expected to attend all meetings.  If team members are unable to attend the meeting, they must contact the Chairperson in advance of the meeting.

 

Quorum

[Insert quorum number or a majority clause such as, “A majority of SLT members including representation from each constituent group”] shall constitute a quorum.  Each constituent group shall be responsible for ensuring that their group is adequately represented at each meeting.

Order of Business

•       Call to Order

•       Reading and Approval of the Previous Meeting’s Minutes

•       Committee Reports

•       Discussion of Unfinished Business Agenda Items

•       Discussion of New Business Agenda Items

•       Creation of Agenda for the Next Meeting

•       Adjournment

Article IV – Removal of a School Leadership Team Member

Removal Process

 

Team members who fail to attend [insert number of meetings] consecutive meetings, fail to perform their roles and responsibilities as outlined in these bylaws, or behave in a manner that is disruptive and undermining to the work of the Team will be removed by consensus of the remaining team members.  The School Leadership Team must have a quorum of members present and reach unanimous agreement when deciding to remove a member.  The member shall be provided a written notice of the Team’s decision.  The letter shall include the reason for the removal and the member’s right to appeal the decision.  The letter shall be signed by the Chairperson or Co-Chairpersons and shall be sent by registered return receipt mail delivery to ensure proper notification and receipt.

Filling a Vacancy

When a member resigns or is removed, the vacancy will be advertised to the appropriate constituent group and an election will be held in accordance with these bylaws.  

Article VI – Decision-Making

[Consensus-based decision-making must be the primary means of making School Leadership Team decisions.  Consensus should be defined as reaching an agreement acceptable to all members.  The team should develop methods for engaging in collaborative problem-solving and solution seeking and, when necessary, effective conflict resolution strategies.  The agreed upon procedures should be summarized here.]

Article VII – Conflict Resolution

Assistance from the District Leadership Team (DLT)

 

The School Leadership Team will seek assistance from the DLT or appropriate superintendent when members cannot reach agreement on an issue.  Where team members have difficulty obtaining information or wish to obtain assistance in resolving issues relating to consultation with the school principal, they may seek assistance from the DLT or superintendent.  If after receiving assistance from the DLT or superintendent, the Team still cannot reach agreement on the CEP, the principal will make the final determination.

Assistance from the Office for Family Engagement and Advocacy (OFEA)

If the DLT or superintendent is unable to resolve such issues to the satisfaction of team members, team members may send a written request for assistance to the designated OFEA engagement staff.