Per DOE requirements, there must be a School Leadership Team (SLT) in every New York City Public School. SLTs play a significant role in creating a structure for school-based decision making and shaping the path to a collaborative school culture. SLTs are a vehicle for developing school-based educational policies and ensuring that resources are aligned to implement those policies. Functioning in a collaborative manner, SLTs assist in the evaluation and assessment of a school’s educational programs and their effect on student achievement.

The SLT has 10-17 members, depending on the school. United SLT Members include the principal, assistant principals, PTA President (or their designee), United Federation of Teachers Leader (or their designees), and several A&L 305 United parent representatives elected by the United parent body.