The School Leadership Team is a collaborative team of parents, teachers,
staff and the principal that is mandated by state law to play a
significant role as an advisory panel in representing the school
community. Elected every two years, the SLT helps create structures for
school-based decision-making, develops school-based educational policies
and ensures resources are aligned to implement those policies. The SLT
writes and reviews the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP).
According to the Chancellor's Regulations, elementary school SLTs must
include as mandatory members: the school principal, the PA president (or
designated co-president), the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number
of parents and staff. SLTs may elect to include representatives from
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.
SLT's Goals at PS 87:
(1) Early intervention in
(2) Greater collaboration among teachers to achieve higher levels
(3) Improving the level of Communication among all
(4) Launching the "Respect for All" initiative
through a variety of new programs for students, staff and parents.
How do I join PS 87's SLT?
Parent members of PS 87's SLT are nominated by the Parents
Association Executive Board and elected by parents as part of the PA
Under State Education Law, Section 2590, all New York City
public schools are required to establish School Leadership Teams. SLTs
must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A–655.
Meetings are held monthly. The meeting date, time and location
are posted on the board in the school office, in Backpack News and on
the web calendar. All parents are invited to
attend SLT meetings, whether they are members of the SLT or not.
Contact the SLT at: SLT@ps87.info