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School leadership teams were the...

By Kathianne Boniello

Ever wonder what makes for a good school leadership team? Anyone who’s curious can have their questions answered at a parents’ conference on the subject Saturday at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City.

School leadership teams were the brainchild of former Schools Chancellor Rudy Crew and his push for school-based planning and shared decision-making. The leadership teams have been functioning for a few years in each city school. Some areas also feature a districtwide leadership team to support the individual schools.

Saturday’s event, which is billed as a boroughwide parents’ conference, will feature nearly a dozen workshops on how parents can navigate the city’s education system, understand the state’s higher academic standards and develop education plans for their schools.

According to Crew’s plan, school leadership teams should “play an essential role in the creation of a performance-driven school system. Teams are the primary vehicles for developing school-based educational strategies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement these strategies.”

Elections for school leadership teams, which are made up of both parents and staff from each school, were slated to be held in May.

Limited child care will also be provided at the conference to be held at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, according to a flier advertising the event.

Workshops slated to be held include: an Overview of School Leadership Teams, Effective Decision Making, Understanding Board of Ed Jargon, Navigating the Board of Education, Increasing Parental Involvement, Effective Budgeting for Academic Success and Building Effective School Leadership Teams.

Other workshops to be held are: Helping Parents Understand the New Academic Standards and Especially for Dads.

Registration for the conference begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and workshops were to run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

LaGuardia Community College is located at 3110 Thomson Ave. in Long Island City. The conference is to be held in Building C, and breakfast and lunch are to be provided during the event.

Reach reporter Kathianne Boniello by e-mail at Timesledgr@aol.com or call 229-0300, Ext. 146.

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