Ditmas I.S. 62 - Brooklyn - New York City - Department of Education

Old School - New School - Our School RULES!

OLD SCHOOL - NEW SCHOOL - OUR SCHOOL RULES!

Raise your hand. Join the parents that care enough to bring the change! The Ditmas PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team meets with the Principal and his cabinet of Assistant Principals, Guidance & Dean of Students at least once a month to plan school activities. 


Let us know if you are interested - nominate yourself or someone you know for the PTA & SLT elections taking place Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Ditmas. 


"Willingness to be of service is the hallmark for parent officers. These parents shall exemplify a dedication and cooperation that will be a support to the Principal, therefore, consultation and dialogue is essential on a regular basis."

Roles of the Parent Teacher Association

Willingness to be of service is the hallmark of Parent Officers of the Ditmas I.S. 62 Parent Teacher Association. They shall exemplify a dedication and cooperation that will be a support to the Principal. Therefore, consultation and dialogue is essential on a regular basis. The PTA Executive Board meets with the Principal and his cabinet of Assistant Principals, Guidance Counselors & Dean(s) of Students every month.

President/Co-Presidents 

The President/Co-Presidents shall:


  1. Preside at all general PTA meetings (3rd Thursday, once a month)

  2. Preside at the PTA Executive Board Meetings (1st Thursday, once a month)

  3. Preside at the School Leadership Meetings (3rd Thursday, 4:00 pm)

  4. Preside at the School Safety Meeting (1st Wednesday of the month, 7:30 am)

  5. Preside at the District 20 Presidents Council Meetings (1st Monday of the month, 7pm)

  6. Serve ex officio on all Committees

  7. Appoint an Extended Board, and define its responsibilities, with approval of the Principal

  8. Shall receive reports from all Committees

  9. Develop a communication network (telephone/email relay)to share with the Executive & Extended Boards

  10. Plan a schedule of meetings for the Executive & Extended Boards

  11. Prepare the annual calendar for the monthly meetings complete with dates, times & agenda; approved by the Principal by the end of August that year for submission to general membership, in September

  12. Prepare an agenda to be sent to Executive Board, at least two days before each Executive Board Meeting

  13. Make copies of the By-Laws to be given to officers and committee members at the beginning of their terms

Treasurer

  1. Keep an accurate and exact account of all dues and monies that come into the Association

  2. Record every amount that is paid out and indicate the reason for payment

  3. Render Annual & Interim Financial Reports to the Principal & The Office of Family Engagement & Advocacy (OFEA); render a financial report at the Executive Board and General Members Meetings. This report should be co-signed by the Principal, President/Co-Presidents & Treasurer

  4. Co-sign checks with the President

Associate Treasurer

  1. Assist in the responsibilities of the Treasurer

  2. Assist in counting money contributed at school events, on a monthly basis


Vice-President

  1. Serve the President/Co-President in whatever way he/she can

  2. Represent the President when requested to do so

  3. Sit on any committees as the President deems necessary

  4. Assist the President in preparing the Annual Report

Recording Secretary* 

  1. Record the Executive Board minutes in an exact, professional manner (must be able to type & email)

  2. Prepare and send minutes to the executive board two days before Executive Board Meetings

  3. Prepare, deliver and record minutes of Executive Board and General Members Meetings

  4. Maintain a historical archive of pictures, happenings and events. This should be cumulative and passed on to the successor at the end of each term

Corresponding Secretary *

  1. Keep an organized account of all communication to the Association together with responses which are submitted to the same

  2. Contact all members about meeting notices

  3. Assist the President/Co-Presidents in developing the Annual Calendar

*Both secretaries should be available to assist the President/Co-Presidents with the Annual Membership Drive.   Membership dues may be accepted at the time of school registration.


Roles of the School Leadership Team

School Leadership Teams (SLTs) are school-based organizations composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.


SLT members:

SLTs’ roles in schools:

SLT Monthly Meetings

How do I join?

SLTs must include as mandatory members: the school principal, the PA/PTA president (or designated co-president), the UFT chapter leader, and an equal number of parents and staff. SLTs may elect to include representatives from community-based organizations. 

The core responsibility of each SLT is to develop the school’s Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) that is aligned with the school-based budget. SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of students. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. SLTs receive support and guidance as needed from their District Leadership Teams.

SLTs meet once a month, on the 3rd Thursday of the month @ 4:00 pm, in the Principal’s office.

Parent members of a SLT are nominated by the school’s PA/PTA & voted in during the SLT elections meeting. 

Relevant Legislation: 

Under State Education Law, Section 2590, all New York City public schools are required to establish School Leadership Teams & Parent Associations. SLTs must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A–655. PA’s/PTA’s must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A-660. A-660 sets forth the governance structure of parent associations to ensure the rights of parents are clearly established.

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