Run for office: Join the PTO or SLT!

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PTO & SLT Virtual Elections are on Thursday, June 2nd 2022!

Want to join the PTO or SLT team? This is your chance! All PTO positions are up for election/re-election each year. The number of SLT positions available depends on whether any members have reached the end of their 2-year term. This year, three SLT seats are up for election.

Who can run for office? Parents, guardians, persons in parental relation who have children in PS/IS 187 are eligible to serve  as an officer of the PTO or a member of the SLT, unless the parent is employed in PS/IS 187.

If you are interested in running: fill out this Nominations Form by May 25th or declare your nomination from the floor at the May 26th PTO General Meeting. All nominees are encouraged to attend this "Meet the Candidates" meeting, introduce themselves, and make a brief statement to the parent body. After all the nominations are finalized, the PTO and SLT Elections will be held on June 2, 2022 to decide the winners. 

Learn more about the SLT and PTO roles and responsibilities:

School Leadership Team (SLT) Member (2 year commitment)

Role & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The SLT is responsible for developing a school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP).

  • The SLT is comprised of parents, faculty and the school administration.

  • SLT meetings  are once a month at 7:00am. Meetings are open to the public but only seated members may speak during meetings.

  • SLT-subcommittees are frequently formed to focus on specific projects or  issues that need more attention then a monthly meeting. The committees must have both parents and faculty and can also have non-SLT parents or faculty. 

  • An SLT makes a yearly evaluation of the principal’s record of developing an effective, shared decision-making relationship with the SLT members during the year.

  • The SLT is not responsible for the hiring and firing of school staff. 

Parent Teacher Organization Executive Board Member (1 year commitment):

 

President (or Co-President)

Required position

Roles & responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Presiding at and plan agendas for all meetings of the PTO.

  • Attending all regular meetings the D6 Presidents’ Council and the 187 SLT.

  • Meet quarterly with the principal.

  • Meet regularly with the executive board members and communicate via email and phone.

  • Encourages meaningful participation in all parent and school activities.

  • One of the eligible signatories on all checks.

 

Treasurer

Required position

Roles & responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the PTO.

  • Prepares the PTO’s interim and annual financial reports as well as files the federal and state required tax documents as a 501 (c) 3

  • Prepares and reports on the PTO finances at all executive board and general monthly meetings.

  • Is one of the eligible signatories on all checks.

 

Recording Secretary

Required position

Roles & responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Records minutes at all PTO meetings.

  • Helps prepares notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution.

  • Prepares the minutes for adoption at all PTO meetings.

  • Is an eligible signatory.

 

Vice-President of the Elementary School (or Co-VP) 

  • The vice-president of the elementary school shall assist the president and shall assume the president's duties in his/her or their absence or at the president's request. 

  • The vice-president of the elementary school shall assist with the June transfer of organization records to the incoming executive board. 

 

Vice-President of the Intermediate School (or Co-VP) 

  • The vice-president of the intermediate school shall assist the president and shall assume the president's duties in his/her or their absence or at the president's request. 

  • The vice-president of the intermediate school shall assist with the June transfer of organization records to the incoming executive board. 

 

Communications Secretary (or Co-secretary): 

  • The communications secretary's responsibilities shall include the preparation of notices, fliers, e-mails, newsletters, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution. T

  • The communications secretary shall prepare a detailed agenda which shall be posted on the PTO's website and e-group before the general meetings. 

  • The communications secretary shall be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the organization in partnership with the President.