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 2022-23 LSAT Members

Parent Representatives
Patricia Balestra
Kirsten Keefe
Ann Sun
Cindy Wade
Kevin Walsh

Community Representatives
Martin Levine

Teacher Representatives
Erin Ayers
Abby Daley
Emily Glassman
Meg Ratliff
Randy Stone

HSA Representatives
Maitland Greer
Nicole Majestic

Building Representatives
Kerry Cassidy
Ben Lookner

SY 2022-23 LSAT Meeting Dates

All meetings are available for virtual attendance on Teams (link below); morning meetings in-person attendance also available in the Lafayette Library. 

January 11, 2023 7:30AM – 8:30AM Monthly Meeting
January 18, 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Community Outreach Meeting on Lafayette 2023-24 Budget
February 15, 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Monthly Meeting
March 15, 2023 7:30AM – 8:30AM Monthly Meeting
April 26, 2023 7:00PM – 8:00PM Monthly Meeting
May 17, 2023 7:30AM – 8:30AM Monthly Meeting
June 14, 2023 7:30AM – 8:30AM Monthly Meeting

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