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.

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.

SY 2018-19 LSAT Members

Parent Reps.

Kathryn Young (co-Chair)
Paul Harasty (co-secretary)
Julia Cohen
Kalah Auchincloss

Community Rep.

Tom Martella

Teacher Reps.

Dina Shapiro (co-chair)
Jess Cambell (co-secretary)
Kerry Cassidy
Donna Cobb

Non-Classroom Teacher Rep.
Linda Henderson

WTU Building Rep.
Jared Catapano

HSA Reps.

Margaret Lindstone
Anu Millick

SY 2018-19 LSAT Meeting Dates (7:30-8:30am)

October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
December 12, 2018
January 9, 2019
February 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 8, 2019
June 5, 2019