Wednesday, November 14, 2012

SLT Webinar Training and SLT Info Sheet

Below you will find information on previous SLT Training Webinars as well as a PTA Election Training Webinar. In addition, there is a useful info sheet for SLTs. However, it does not emphasize the role of the SLT to advise on budget spending or in its duties to align the budget with the CEP( Chancellor's Regulations A-655 and B-801). It does state teams should have a working knowledge of the budget and align action plans with it. This information comes from District 20's Leadership Team(DLT). SLT Webinar Training: May 2, 2012 A new webinar training for SLT members is now available: The CEP as a Living Document: Determining the Effectiveness of the Plan. SLT members can view the webinar as a team or individually to fulfill annual training requirements, as per Chancellor's Regulation A-655. Registration and viewing instructions can be found at Learn DOE. Visit the webinar calendar to access other SLT webinar offerings. For questions, email PTA Webinar Training The Division of Family and Community Engagement has prepared an election webinar training to assist PA/PTAs with the election process. PA/PTA executive boards and/or nominating committee members are encouraged to view the webinar in advance of the election meeting. Additional election resources, including a step-by-step guide, ballot templates, and translated meeting notices, can be found on FACE’s parent leader resource page. Additional PA/PTA webinar trainings can be found on FACE’s PA/PTA page. A Foundation for School-Based Planning and Shared Decision-Making. SLT members can view the webinar as a team or individually to fulfill annual training requirements, as per Chancellor's Regulation A-655. The second in a series of webinar trainings for SLT members is now available: Supporting Title 1 Programs - An Overview of Program Requirements. SLT members can view these webinars as a team or individually to fulfill annual training requirements, as per Chancellor's Regulation A-655. On the 20th of each month a new webinar will be released. Registration and viewing instructions can be found at Learn DOE. These webinars are designed for SLT members to view as a team or individually. SLT members can view the webinars to fulfill annual training requirements, as per Chancellor's Regulation A-655 . Please direct questions to December School Leadership Teams: A Foundation for School-Based Planning and Shared Decision Making An overview of the history and purpose of School Leadership Teams, with a discussion of SLT roles and responsibilities: including strategies for consensus based decision-making and Comprehensive Educational Plan goal development. January Supporting Title I Programs An overview of Title I program requirements, with an emphasis on parent involvement and the supports available at the school, district, and CFN levels. This presentation will also provide a summary of and links to available resources. February Developing the CEP An in-depth look at the revised Comprehensive Educational plan template. This presentation will provide a step-by-step walkthrough of the components of the CEP planning and budget alignment process. March The CEP as a Living Document: Using Data to Inform the Plan A look at the role of the SLT in the ongoing CEP planning, review, and improvement process. This presentation will assist teams in identifying tools to measure progress. Teams will be trained to use various data sources to assess the effectiveness of the CEP and determine necessary revisions. April Building Team Capacity A look at how consensus-based decision-making can be used to level the playing field. This presentation will also provide teams with strategies to ensure that all members are prepared to make informed decisions. May Setting priorities/Conducting a Needs Assessment In preparation for the submission of next year's draft CEP goals, teams will be trained to re-examine priorities by conducting a needs assessment. June Reflecting Back-Looking Forward This presentation will help team members to evaluate their SLT experience. What went well? Where is there still room for improvement? Teams will receive guidance on how to wrap up the year and ensure a smooth transition as they ahead to the coming school year. Chancellors Regulation for School Leadership Teams: A-655 Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact Template Arabic Bengali Chinese French Haitian Creole Korean Russian Spanish Urdu DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM DISTRICT 20 HANDY INFO SHEET FOR SLTs SLTs serve as the vehicle for meaningful consultation and dialogue between parent and staff representatives. SLT Composition o Between 10 and 17 people o Mandatory members- Principal, PTA President, UFT Chapter Leader o PTA can choose designee if president cannot serve. In the case of co-presidents, the remaining officers determine who will serve as the mandatory seat on the SLT. o SLTs must have an equal number of parents and staff members, including the principal, UFT Chapter Leader and *DC37 who are counted as staff. *DC37 not a mandatory seat unless bylaws dictate the position. CBOs: Optional Seat. Does not vote. High Schools: Minimum of 2 students required (do not vote) Elections o Parent seats elected after the PTA elections o Only parents vote (even if PTA) o Staff seats filled in the spring before the new academic year begins Recommendation: PTAs have terms staggered, e.g. 1 year term, 2 year term Chairperson or Co-chairs o SLT must select once team is in place. o Does not need to be one of the mandatory members and should not be the principal. o Chair is responsible for scheduling meetings, ensuring that all team members’ voices are heard, ensuring that team has all the information necessary to guide their planning. o Co-chairs can be comprised of parents and staff. Secretary o SLT must select once team is in place. o Responsible for sending meeting notices and keeping minutes. Financial Liaison o Optional position. o Can be designated to keep track of time sheets and submit financial forms Bylaws o Review biennially at least (every 2 years) o Copy of bylaws and current list of members to be provided annually to the DLT by October 31st Role of the SLT o Required by NY State Education Law to create the school’s Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP). o Develop the school’s overall mission, goals and objectives in order to help all children reach their full potential and to align that action plan with the school’s budget. o Not responsible for hiring or firing of school staff. o Working knowledge of the budget, progress report, learning environment survey and Quality Review. Responsibilities of the SLT o Develop bylaws that comply with CR A-655 o Attending SLT meetings regularly and actively participating o Communicating with the members of the school community o Participating on SLT Subcommittees o Serving on the Level 1 C-30 Committee in accordance with Chancellor’s Regulation C-30 o Attend mandatory training o Participate in joint public hearing for any school restructuring as per Chancellor’s Regulation A-190 o Annual assessment to superintendent of the principal’s record of developing an effective shared decision-making relationship with SLT members during the year Assistance o The DLT (District Leadership Team) provides support, guidance, technical assistance, and conflict resolution to the SLTs in the district. o District 20’s DLT has liaisons assigned to all elementary, junior high schools and high schools which is distributed at the beginning of the school year.