What is a School Leadership Team?

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of people who develop educational policies for their school. They also make sure there are resources to support those policies.

Who are the SLT members?

The P.S. 174 SLT members are the Principal, the Parent Association President, a United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader, and several other elected parents, teachers and school staff.  The SLT has an equal number of parents and staff members.

Current Parent SLT Members are

  • Max Dickstein (PA President Representative)
  • Erin Branum (2022-24)
  • Michael McDonough (2022-24)
  • Maria Ramirez (2022-24)
  • Judy Wong (2022-24)
  • Alternate: Erin Branum (2022-23)

When does the SLT meet?

The P.S. 174 School Leadership Team (SLT) meets once a month on Fridays at 7:30am in the Library.  You can learn more by visiting the full S.L.T. page on the PS174.org website.

What is the role of the SLT?

  • The SLT is responsible for developing a school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).
  • The SLT makes an annual evaluation of the principal’s record of developing an effective, shared decision-making relationship with the SLT members during the year. This evaluation is given to the community district or high school superintendent.
  • The SLT is not responsible for the hiring and personnel decisions at the school. However, according to Chancellor’s Regulation C-30, the SLT must be consulted prior to the appointment of a principal or assistant principal.
  • The SLT is responsible for providing a report at monthly General PA meetings.
  • Visit the SLT support site to find the toolkit, bylaws, training modules, and other resources.

To learn more, visit the full S.L.T. page on the DOE’s website.