The regulations are clear: there must be equal numbers of school staff (including the principal) and parents on every SLT. I don’t know who told you otherwise, but they are wrong. If your SLT was not properly constituted you can appeal every decision they have made.

Leonie Haimson

Executive Director

Class Size Matters

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The SLT must always have the principal and the UFT rep (a school staff member who reports to the principal), plus the PA president.

Adding, we get 2 members beholden to the principal and one parent.

Now the rest of the SLT has a minimum of 10 members and must be evenly split between parents and staff members. That's five and five.

Adding all SLT members beholden to the principal, we get 5 staff members + the 2 of principal/UFT to Equal 7.

Adding all parent SLT members, we get 5 parent members + 1 PA president to Equal 6.

7 is greater than 6. Thus, the principal always has the majority.

--Vicki- At my kids elementary school, our SLT bylaws call for a total of 12 members: 6 parents, 6 teachers and staff. One of the parents is the PA President, one of the staff is the principal, and one of the teachers is the UFT rep. We don't add those officers onto a group of equal representatives. They form part of the equal ratio of employee to parent, so the principal does not have a higher number of representatives that answer to her.

Cheers,

Kari