The School Leadership Team (SLT) is the decision making body that dictates educational policy for the school and is responsible for making sure that there are resources to support those policies. The SLT participates in the creation of the schools Comprehensive Education plan (CEP) and the assessment of the schools progress towards those goals as well as assessing the success of policies implemented by the school.
All SLT’s utilize a consensus decision making process. This allows for a more collaborative approach which allows for individuals involved to have a greater say in the decision making process and a greater feeling of empowerment. With a greater sense of empowerment members are more likely to stay invested in the work of the team.
All SLT’s are governed by New York State Education Law Section 2590-h requires every New York City Public School to have a School Leadership Team. In addition, Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 (CR A-655) establishes guidelines to ensure the formation of effective SLTs in every New York City public school.