School Leadership Team (SLT)
School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents/guardians and staff members, elected by their constituent groups (PTA and School Staff UFT). They meet at least once a month, and collaboratively determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making. The group collaborates on issues such as: school budget, school goals, establishing a vision, monitoring and evaluating decisions and school-wide educational programs. A major focus is developing the school's Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) that must be aligned to the school's budget. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from the school community to ensure all voices are heard regarding the needs of school. SLTs now are charged with helping to evaluate the effectiveness of PS/IS 217's educational programs and their impact on student achievement. The team has by-laws they review each year. 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.
Mandatory members: the school principal, the PTA president (or designated co-president), the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number of parents and staff. SLTs may elect to include reps from community-based organizations. All meetings are option to the parents/guardians of our students and all staff, however, only nominated members may vote. A chairperson and secretary are officers voted on by the team each year at the first meeting.
2019-2020 School Leadership Team
Mandana Beckman (Principal)
Corey Luce (UFT)
Ursula Fokine (Teacher)
Jodi Shuster (Teacher)
Shira Rubenstein (Teacher)
Tracey de Benedictis (PTA President)
2019-2020 Meeting Schedule
Location: Conference Room