Interested in working with school administrators, teachers, and other parents to help spell out curriculum priorities and align them with the school’s budget?  Run for the School Leadership Team (SLT)!    There are two parent slots open for a two-year term beginning September 2018

Nominations due Friday, June 8.  Elections will take place Thursday, June 14 at 8:30 am.

ABOUT THE SLT: School Leadership Teams exist in every New York City public school and includes representatives of the school’s teachers, administrators, and parents. The school principal, the PTA president (or designated co-president) and the UFT chapter leader are mandatory members of the SLT.

WHAT THE SLT DOES: The core responsibility of the SLT is to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) and ensure that it is aligned with the school budget. SLTs solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to best meet the needs of students. The SLT also sponsors workshops and outreach to parents on school-related matters.  In recent years, PS 261’s SLT has sponsored diversity workshops, anti-bullying programs, and subject-based workshops for parents.

TIME COMMITMENT: This election covers a two-year term on the SLT. We meet once a month at 7:30 am at the school; however, SLT members also work individually or in subcommittees on specific projects. Members can expect to spend approximately 5 -15 hours/month on SLT business.  SLT members receive compensation for up to 30 hours of service.

Please click on this link to fill out a nominating form:

Again, nominations are due by the end of the day on Thursday 6/8.

For more information about SLT, including minutes from past meetings, see below.



Each New York City public school is required to establish a School Leadership Team (SLT), consisting of equal numbers of parents and staff. Parent and teacher members are elected to the SLT for a two-year term. Elections are held in the late spring for parent members and early fall for teacher members. In addition, the principal, parent coordinator, UFT union representative, and PTA president serve on the SLT.

The SLT has the extremely important and rewarding job of developing and enacting PS 261’s annual Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP). The SLT also works to align the school’s budget with the CEP in order to achieve our annual goals. Among the SLT’s other activities are planning and sponsoring workshops for parents and teachers aimed at addressing challenges at school and at home.

The SLT meets once a month on a Friday at 7:30 AM. Check the website for meeting dates and location. Members of the PS261 community who are not among those officially elected to serve on the SLT may still come to meetings to observe and are encouraged to talk to the elected representatives outside of meetings regarding their concerns and to make suggestions.

Minutes from the meetings are available to download below.

Contact the SLT: [email protected]

Parent Members

Cindy Lobel, Nora McCauley (PTA President),  Wayne Isaak (Chair),  Maud Abeel, Kathleen Mulholland, Scott Jackson,  and Tanya Friedman

Staff Members

Jackie Allen (Principal), Jamie Gifkins (acting UFT Rep), Stephanie Scarborough, Lindsey Sproul, Khadija Algamoos

DC37 Member

Nancy Sinatra


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