Seeking nominations for Elections on May 20th! Everything you need to know about being a part of the PA Executive Board or SLT

The PA is looking for a few superhero parents and guardians to join us for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year! We are planning big things for next year, and we need your help! Nominate yourself or someone you know for the Executive Board or School Leadership Team (SLT)!

ELIGIBILITY:

Parents of students currently attending PS99 are automatically members of the PS99 Parents’ Association and thus eligible to serve on the PA Executive Board or SLT. Parents include parents by birth or adoption, stepparents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation to a child currently attending PS99.

THE PA EXECUTIVE BOARD:

While each of the positions are fluid, and board members help out where possible, here are the overall descriptions:

PRESIDENT/CO-PRESIDENT:

  • preside at all meetings of the Association
  • is an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee;
  • appoint Association committee chairpersons with the approval of the executive board
  • encourage meaningful participation in all parent and school activities
  • provide opportunities for members’ leadership development
  • delegate responsibilities to members of the Association as needed
  • attend all regular meetings of the presidents’ council
  • is a mandatory member of the School Leadership Team
  • meet regularly with the executive board members
  • plan the agendas for the general membership meetings
  • is one of the eligible signatories on checks
  • assist with the June transfer of Association records, including all pertinent user ID and passwords, to the incoming executive board

Miriam Kessler and Irina Peschan are current co-presidents. They intend to run again for the upcoming year.

VICE PRESIDENT/CO-VICE PRESIDENT:

  • assist the president or co-president in the discharge of duties
  • assume the president or co-president’s duties in his/her absence or at their request
  • is a signatory on all PA bank accounts if there is a single president
  • in the event of a vacancy in the office of the president/co-president, the vice-president shall automatically succeed to the office of the president.
  • Michel Leroy, Kathy Bolanos, and Richard Nunez-Lawrence are current co-vice presidents. Michel and Kathy intends to run again for the upcoming year. Elena O’Neal (currently co-recording secretary) intends to run.

RECORDING SECRETARY/CO-RECORDING SECRETARY:

The duties of the recording secretary shall include but are not
limited to the following:

  • record minutes at all Association meetings;
  • prepare notices, agendas, sign-in sheets and materials for distribution;
  • prepare and read the minutes at Association meetings;
  • distribute copies of the minutes for review and approval by the general membership;
  • maintain the custody of the Association’s records on school premises;
  • incorporate all amendments into the bylaws, and;
  • ensure that signed copies of the bylaws with the latest amendments are on file
  • in the principal’s office;
  • may be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence addressed to the Association; and,
  • assist with the June transfer of Association records, including all pertinent user IDs and passwords, to the incoming executive board.

Christopher Lee and Elena O’Neal are current co-recording secretaries. Nominations are open for both co-recording secretary positions.

TREASURER/CO-TREASURER:

The duties of the treasurer shall include but are not limited to the
following:

  • responsible for all financial affairs and funds of the Association;
  • maintain an updated record of all income and expenditures on school premises;
  • is one of the signatories on checks;
  • adhere to and implement all financial procedures established by the Association;
  • prepare and present a written report of all transactions at every executive board and general membership meeting (which includes income, refunds,
  • reimbursements and other expenditures, and opening and closing balances for the reporting period);
  • prepare the Association’s interim and annual financial reports;
  • make available all books and financial records for viewing by members upon
  • request and for audit;
  • assist with the June transfer of Association records, including all pertinent user IDs and passwords, to the incoming executive board.

Jeffrey Zimmer and Juana Mock are current co-treasurers. They both intend to run again for the upcoming year.

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY/CO-CORRESPONDING SECRETARY:

The duties of the corresponding secretary shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • prepare and distribute notices of all Association meetings and event dates;
  • be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence regarding the Association
  • shall prepare responses or correspondence at the request of the president.

Lisa Fu is currently the corresponding secretary. She intends to run again for the upcoming year. Nominations are open for a co-corresponding secretary.

Be a part of the school’s decision making!

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM

The School Leadership Team (SLT) is a group of stakeholders consisting of the Principal, Assistant Principal, a PA Co-President, a United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Leader, Parents, and staff.

SLT provides:

  • ongoing evaluations of a school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement.
  • play an important role in school-based decision-making
  • help to make school cultures more collaborative

As an SLT member, you will:

  • develop and review the schools Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP), including annual goals and objectives,
  • consult with the principal in developing school-based budge and staffing plan aligned with the CEP; and
  • assist in the evaluation and assessment of the school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement

TIME COMMITMENT:

The SLT meets on the third Monday of every month during the school year from 4:30-6:30pm. Reimbursement for 30 hours of service is $300. The SLT position is a two-year commitment.

There are three main positions open with two alternate positions available in September. We are currently seeking nominations for the three main positions.

HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF/SOMEONE:

To nominate yourself or someone, please fill out the following form here.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKc3e1ZsRqOHXtLbi6cr-DigaV6a4q8w54IRsq-hMJpr0jlQ/viewform?embedded=true

You must be present at the May 20th meeting in order to run for the election.

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