Interested in Serving on the SLT?

The Children’s School is currently seeking candidates to run for 3 (three) parent seats on the School Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT provides an excellent forum for committed parents to make a valuable contribution to our school. New York State Education Law requires every New York City Public School to have a School Leadership Team.

What is the SLT?
The SLT is composed of Children’s School administrators, teachers and parents who meet once monthly and work collaboratively to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan for the year and ensure it is aligned with the school’s budget. Additionally, the SLT assists in evaluating and assessing the school’s educational programs and provides a forum to address issues specific to the school community, such as diversity, safety, expansion, social emotional community building and parent-teacher communications. For more on the Children’s School SLT, please go to the inclusions website:

The SLT consists of equal numbers of parent and administration representatives. These members include DOE mandatory positions: 1) our school’s principal 2) The PTA president(s) and 3) a UFT representative. In addition, there are elected positions determined by each constituent group.  The PTA holds the elections for the SLT parent representatives. Each term is a two-year commitment and participation requires time, dedication and creativity.

How do I run for one of the 3 open parent seats for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 school years?
Please submit a short bio (about 5-7 sentences capturing your related experiences and why you would like to serve on the SLT: “My name is…I am a…I am very interested in running for the SLT because…”) Send bios to or please bring a printed bio to the PTA office and put it in the President’s mailbox. The deadline for bio submission is Friday, June 7th.

Both elections will be held at our virtual General PTA meeting on June 12th, 2024 at 6:45 pm. (Registration is required for voting.)