What is an SLT?

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CSD Charter System is governed by the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools. Each school has a governing council referred to as the School Leadership Team (SLT). The SLT is entrusted with the responsibility of providing input, making recommendations, and rendering decisions regarding various aspects of the instructional program of the school and the schoolís operational scheme.

Parent or legal guardian members of the School Leadership Team will be elected by a majority of votes of parents and legal guardians of students who will be enrolled in the school at the onset of the member's term. Teacher members of the School Leadership Team will be elected by a majority vote of staff who works at the school at the time of the election. Students and community or business leaders who serve on School Leadership Teams will be appointed by the elected members of the team.


SLTs will be composed of at least 5-7 members. One member must be the principal; two others must be staff, and the remaining two community members (parents). A member of Central Office Staff who serves in a non voting member, advisory capacity will be the liaison between the school and the system.

Each SLT is unique. However, each School Leadership Team has bylaws that address the School Leadership Team's internal governance procedure, general operations, as well as elections, and conflicts of interests. SLT meets at least 4 times throughout the school year.  For more information about SLTs, please visit this page and the School Governance Administrative Regulation.