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File #: Res 0445-2014    Version: * Name: Amend Chancellor’s Regulation A-655, regarding mandatory members of School Leadership Teams (SLTs), to include one parent of a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Education
On agenda: 10/22/2014
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling on the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to amend Chancellor's Regulation A-655, regarding mandatory members of School Leadership Teams (SLTs), to include one parent of a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Sponsors: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Donovan J. Richards, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2017*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/22/2014*Elizabeth S. Crowley City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 445

 

Resolution calling on the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to amend Chancellor’s Regulation A-655, regarding mandatory members of School Leadership Teams (SLTs), to include one parent of a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

 

By Council Members Crowley, Chin, Koo, Lander, Mendez, Richards, Rosenthal and Menchaca

 

                     Whereas, The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in nearly 1,700 schools; and

                     Whereas, The DOE is led by the New York City Schools Chancellor, who promulgates regulations called the Chancellor’s Regulations; and

                     Whereas, The Chancellor's Regulations address a wide range of policies and are categorized into four Volumes; and

                     Whereas, Volume A addresses student-related issues, from admissions to promotion, Volume B addresses school-based budgeting, Volume C addresses employee issues, from hiring to termination, and Volume D addresses parent and community involvement; and

                     Whereas, Currently, Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 requires the establishment of School Leadership Teams (SLTs) in every New York City public school, which, according to the DOE, are a “vehicle for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies;” and

                     Whereas, Chancellor’s Regulation A-655 further states that the SLTs should have a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 17 members; and

                     Whereas, SLT membership must include the school’s principal, the Parent Association/Parent-Teacher Association (PA/PTA) President and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) Chapter Leader, or their designees; and

                     Whereas, In addition to those mandatory members, the SLTs must also include other parents from the school and school staff (pedagogic and/or non-pedagogic) in equal numbers; and

                     Whereas, Currently, there is no requirement that one of the parents on the SLT be the parent of a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP); and

                     Whereas, The IEP is a written document that is developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education and sets forth recommended goals and services designed to meet the student’s educational needs; and

                     Whereas, The DOE recognized the importance of including the parent of a student with an IEP when creating educational policy in Chancellor’s Regulation D-140,  which mandates that each Community Education  Council have at least one member who is a parent of a student with an IEP; and                     

                     Whereas, Parents of children with IEPs would be an asset to each SLT because they often have a unique perspective and experience of the school’s performance and needs and are an important voice in the school community; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls on the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education to amend Chancellor’s Regulation A-655, regarding mandatory members of School Leadership Teams (SLTs), to include one parent of a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

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