The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) gives non-binding advice to the School Principal on school priorities, the Comprehensive School Plan (CSP) and budgetary issues.

The team is comprised of elected and appointed members, including parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, and community members. The school principal, or designee, will attend all LSAT meetings.

All LSAT meetings are open to parents/members of the community to observe. If parents/members of the community would like to propose meeting agenda items, please contact the LSAT here

The LSAT advises the principal on matters such as the school’s CSP, the allocation of school resources, the organization of the school, curriculum options, budget decisions, priorities and considerations for staffing patterns and the selection of personnel, and the overall monitoring of student progress, school culture, and family engagement.

LSATs are a key lever to increasing transparency at DCPS and ensuring decisions affecting school communities are made collaboratively with the help of a diverse group of school stakeholders.  See DCPS’ LSAT site for additional information and guidelines here.

All LSAT meetings are open to members of the community to observe.

To read past LSAT meeting minutes, click here. To contact the LSAT, click here

SY 2021-22 LSAT Members

Parent Reps.
Patricia Balestra
Jill Bohnenkamp
Paul Harasty
Kirsten Keefe
Stephanie Kirchgaessner

Community Rep.
Martin Levine

Teacher Reps.
Liz Bauer
Kerry Cassidy
Emily Glassman
Laura Pajor
Andrea Perll

Non-Classroom Teacher Rep.
Lynda Henderson

WTU Building Rep.
Meg Ratliffe

HSA Reps.
Ann Sun
Rachel Zuraw

SY 2021-22 LSAT Meeting Dates (7:30-8:30am)

Check the Lafayette calendar for the latest dates.