The LSAT (formerly the LSRT – Local School Restructuring Team) advises the Principal on issues related to the Local School Plan: what is needed at the school, where we want to be as a school, whether we are there, and if not, how we should get there.
The Janney LSAT is composed of the Principal, six teachers, six parents, a student representative, and, at times, a community representative. The LSAT supports the Principal’s implementation of the DCPS Teaching and Learning Framework by advising the Principal on matters related to teaching and learning, leadership, job embedded professional development, resources, safe and effective learning environments, and family and community engagement.
The LSAT is an elected body that serves in an advisory capacity to the Principal by:
1. Receiving and making appropriate recommendations regarding the development of the Local School Plan,
2. Monitoring and assessing the implementation of the Local School Plan,
3. Using assessment results to develop and modify specific strategies for school improvement, and
4. Ensuring compliance with established guidelines, contracts, and District rules.
LSAT meetings are held monthly and are open to the Janney community for observation. One meeting each semester is held where non-LSAT members can participate rather than observe. Teacher representatives to the LSAT are elected annually by the faculty each year. Parent representatives are elected to serve staggered 2-year terms to ensure continuity. Elections for the LSAT are held each Spring.
This year’s LSAT meeting schedule is as follows:
September 10, 2012
September 25, 2012
October 23, 2012
November 27, 2012
December 2012 (Meeting Date TBD)
January 22, 2013
February 26, 2013
March 26, 2013
April 23, 2013
May 28, 2013
Meeting minutes will be posted about one week after each meeting.