What is the School Leadership Team?

SLTs are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making....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.

The core responsibilities are:

To Develop and Review the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP)

To Develop a budget aligned with the CEP

Why would you want to know about the discussions and decisions being made at the SLT meetings?

The SLT makes decisions that will directly impact your child's educations at PS40. How do I give my concerns to the SLT? As a parent the best way to communicate educational concerns at PS40 is first with your child's teacher, if concerns are not resolved write and email /note to the principal Mrs. Alison Branker at any time you may choose to seek out a parent representative on the SLT to voice your concerns. The SLT does not discuss individuals at theirs meetings. The SLT discusses the broader issues of the educational programs at PS40 and any concerns associated with the CEP The SLT meets once a month and is comprised of the Principal, P.A. President and the U.F.T. Representative along with 5 parents and 4 staff members. The parent position is a 2-year term. If you are interested in being a part of the SLT, please look out for election announcements each Spring.

Relevant Legislation:

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.

  • Calendar


Samuel Huntington Elementary School PS 40 Queens
School Leadership Team (S.L.T.)

SLT Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
Location: Room 206 Time: 4:00pm

Fall Semester Meeting Schedule

September 19, 2016
October 17, 2016
November 21, 2016
December 19, 2016
January 23, 2017

Spring Semester Meeting Schedule   

February 27, 2017
March 20, 2017
April 24, 2017
May 15, 2017
June 5, 2017


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