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About the SLT
The School Leadership Team of Booker T. Washington MS54 plays a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. Teams are the primary vehicles for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement.
The responsibilities of the SLT are to develop and review the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP), including annual goals and objectives; and to consult with the principal in developing a school-based budget and staffing plan aligned with the CEP. The SLT is not responsible for hiring or firing school staff. [Text taken from Chancellor’s Regs #A-655, School Leadership Teams.]
A copy of the current CEP is available in the library as well as online here.
The SLT bylaws are available here.
Core Members (mandatory) of the SLT (2017-2018)
- Principal: Dr. Elana Elster
- UFT Chapter Chair: Deirdre McEvoy
- PTA Co-President: Katie Miller/Jerome Kramer
- DC 37: Vernell Simmons
SLT Co-Chairs: William Reinisch and
SLT Secretaries (they will alternate as secretary): Deirdre McEvoy and
- William Reinisch (co-chair)
- Karen Saltser
- Stefanie Goldblatt
- Allison Gardy
- Patricia Saydah
- (vacant - election in Sept)
- (vacant - election in Sept)
- Brianna DeSantis
- Daniel Fagen
- Sara Lichtman
- Elizabeth McNulty
- Alexis Ritter
Next SLT Meeting: June 9, 2017
Meeting Time: 7:20am
Meeting Location: MS-54, Booker T. Washington School – Room 133
The agenda will be as follows:
- Review of CEP goals
- Booker T. Day
- Planning for next school year
- SLT member exits/ new members
- Wellness Committee Update
School Leadership Team (SLT) FAQ:
Q: How often are meetings?
A: Meetings are held monthly in Room 133. The schedule is set at the beginning of each academic year by the SLT members and can be found on the MS54 calendar.
Q: Who can attend an SLT Meeting?
A: Anyone can attend, but only members or guests who are on the agenda may speak.
Q: How can I get the SLT to discuss something important to me, even if I don’t wish to present the issue myself?
A: Email the SLT Chair or any SLT member with your concerns.
Q: How long is a SLT Member’s term?
A: 1 year or 2 years depending on the time you have been elected and the person you are replacing. Please check the bylaws for more specifics.
Q: How do I become a member of SLT?
A: Elections for vacant SLT seats are held in June at the last general PTA meeting. If you are interested in running, you can contact the nominating committee to get on the ballot.
SLT General Meeting Minutes