2020-2021 PA, SLT and Studio Elections

 

 

Open PA Executive Board Positions

All offices carry a one-year term. 

The General PA and SLT elections will take place on Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm. The Zoom call opens at 6:30 pm to get registered. Elections begin at 7 pm.

 


Open Executive Board Positions

Freshman Rep (1 Position)

This is a golden opportunity to learn how LaGuardia operates! The role is open for creativity, ingenuity, and your own personal flair! At its essence, this is a way to build community. Past Freshmen Reps have written periodic newsletters with information especially geared to freshmen families. Last year, during the height of the pandemic, the Freshman Rep hosted informal weekly “virtual coffee hours” so families could meet, share information, and discuss how their children were coping.

Co-Vice Presidents (1 Position or Slate of 2 Individuals)

The Co-Vice Presidents will assist the Co-Presidents and will assume the Co-Presidents’ duties in their absence or at the Co-Presidents’ request.

The Co-Vice Presidents will assist with the June Transfer of PA Records to the incoming Executive Board.

One of the Co-Vice Presidents will serve as Chair of the Fundraising Committee and the other shall serve as Chair of the Communications Committee as decided by the CO- Vice President.

The Co-Vice President of Communications is responsible for the PA website and will appoint a WEBMASTER to make sure the site is kept up to date and accurate.

The Co-Vice President of Fundraising shall be responsible for coordinating fundraising activities with the city, school, and other events.

FOR PA ELECTIONS: An individual may run for Co-Vice President. Also, two individuals may run together as a slate for Co-Vice Presidents.

Secretary (1 Position)

The Secretary will maintain the official record of the proceedings and actions of all PA meetings.

The Secretary will maintain custody of the PA records and Reports.

The Secretary will sign and incorporate all amendments into the Bylaws and will ensure that copies of the amended Bylaws are on file in the Principal’s office.

The Secretary will provide PA members with notices through email and will prepare and distribute meeting notices and agendas, minutes of past meetings and sign-in sheets at each PA meeting.

The Secretary shall maintain the PA Constant Contact database and assist Studios in communicating with their stakeholders.

The Secretary will be responsible for reviewing, maintaining and responding to all correspondence regarding the PA.

The Secretary will assist the treasurer with the June transfer of all PA records to the incoming Executive Board.

Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary will assist the Secretary as requested and may perform all duties of the Secretary as requested.

Assistant Secretary will be responsible for corresponding with the parent body, including dissemination of information and all general communication.

Academic Forum Co-Chairs (4 Positions) has been a slate in the past, but because of expedited elections, we are running it as individuals who divide up the work.

Co-Chairs will represent the academic interests of all parents and support the academic faculty.

Co-Chairs will convene regular meetings of the Academic Forum based on the needs of students and parents, such as college readiness, academic opportunities outside of the school such as College Now courses, AP classes, contacting guest speakers, and issuing notices for these meetings.

Co-Chairs will meet with counterparts among LaGuardia High School faculty and administration and with all others involved in academic matters.

Co-Chairs will issue reports and recommendations, as appropriate, to the Executive Board, to the general PA membership, and to the LaGuardia faculty and administration.

Co-Chairs will share responsibilities and decide amongst themselves how they will divide the workload responsibilities.

FOR PA ELECTIONS – Academic Forum Co-Chairs will run individually, and decide together the roles each committee chair will have.

Community Involvement Co- Chairs (2 positions)

Community Involvement Co-Chairs will attend all regular meetings of the Manhattan Federation and district Meetings as the Co-Presidents’ Designees.

Community Involvement Co-Chairs will follow education news in the city and state in order to keep the Executive Board and the PA LaGuardia HS PA well informed of current issues and actions that may need to be taken.

FOR PA ELECTIONS – Community Involvement Co-Chairs will run individually. Co-Chairs will decide together the roles each committee chair will have.

Open Non-Executive Board Positions

School Leadership Team (SLT)

SLT members run singly and for a two-year term.

The New York State Commissioner of Education has mandated that every school in the state have a School-Based Leadership Team (SLT), whose purpose is to further the excellence of education at the school through the mutual efforts of its core constituencies — students, teachers, parents and administrators – all of whom are represented on the committee.

SLT Roles in Schools: The core responsibility of each SLT is to develop the School’s Comprehensive Educational Plan that is aligned with the school-based budget. The SLTs are strongly encouraged to solicit input from various school community constituencies in order to ensure that all voices are heard regarding the needs of the students. Functioning in a collaborative manner, the SLT also help to evaluate the effectiveness of the school’s educational programs and their impact on student achievement. The SLTs receive support and guidance as needed from their District Leadership Teams./div>

Freshman Parent Representative – 1 position

General Parent Representative – 1 position

Music Studio Elections on October 19, 7:30 pm

Positions:

Music Studio Co-Representatives:
The Music Studio elects four Co-representatives—two Vocal Co-representatives and two Instrumental Co-representatives—to represent the interests of all Music families. Co-representatives serve on the Executive Board of the LaGuardia PA and are expected to attend both PA Executive Board meetings and the Music Studio PA Meetings, each of which are held once per month. They are responsible for general oversight of the Music Studio PA and chair the Music Studio PA Board. Their duties include but are not limited to:

  • planning and leading Studio PA meetings
  • fundraising for the Studio
  • providing leadership for Studio committees
  • attending and leading volunteers for at least 50% of Studio events
  • serving as a liaison between the LaGuardia High School administration including the AP-Music, the PA Executive Board and the Music parents
  • communicating with the Music parents and responding to concerns, and
  • providing content for communications with Music parents to the Co-Corresponding Secretaries.

Music Studio Treasurer: The Music Studio Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the budget, income and expenditures of the Music Studio and for ensuring that the Studio’s records align with the monthly finance reports generated by the PA Treasurer. The Music Studio Treasurer is responsible for submitting a basic Music Studio finance report in advance of each Studio PA meeting but does not need to deliver this report in person. The Treasurer is also responsible for ensuring the proper handling of funds at all Music Studio events, including ticket, merchandise, and hospitality sales.

Music Studio Assistant Treasurer: assists the Music Studio Treasurer in the role and functions outlined above.

Music Studio Co-Recording Secretaries: The Music Studio Co-Recording Secretaries maintain the official records of the Music Studio PA meetings. They are responsible for providing sign-in sheets at Studio PA meetings, taking notes and finalizing them in the form of minutes for distribution in advance of the next Studio PA meeting. It is expected that at least one of the Co-Recording Secretaries will attend all Music Studio meetings, but if that is not possible, they are responsible for finding another parent to take notes at the meeting.

Music Studio Co-Corresponding Secretaries: The Music Studio Co-Corresponding Secretaries work with the Co-Recording Secretaries to distribute minutes of each Studio PA meeting as well as financial information prior to each meeting. Using Constant Contact and working closely with the Co-Representatives, they are responsible for producing and distributing regular newsletters to families (Music Mondays) that include upcoming Music Studio events, information of interest, fundraising needs, requests for volunteers, and other items pertinent to Music Studio families.

Tech Studio Elections on Wednesday, October 21, 7 pm

Positions:

Tech Studio Representative or Co-Representatives: 2 positions
The Tech Studio Representatives serve on the Executive Board of the LaGuardia PA and must attend both Executive Board PA meetings (1x per month) and the PA Studio Meetings. They are responsible for general oversight of the Tech Studio PA, including but not limited to planning Studio PA meetings, serving as a liaison between the administration and the Tech parents, communicating with the Tech parents and responding to concerns, and chairing the Tech PA Board. They are also expected to work on behalf of the general Parents’ Association as members of the Executive Board.

Tech Studio Treasurer: 1 position
The Tech Studio Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the budget, income and expenditures of the Studio and ensuring that the studio’s records align with the monthly finance reports generated by the At Large PA Treasurer. The Tech Studio Treasurer will be responsible for submitting a basic studio finance report in advance of each Tech Studio meeting but does not need to deliver this report in person. The Tech Studio Treasurer will also be responsible for submitting check requests to the At Large PA Treasurer.

Tech Studio Recording Secretary: 1 position
The Tech Studio Recording Secretary is responsible for taking notes at the studio meetings and for finalizing the notes for distribution in advance of the next studio meeting (for this year it likely will involve recording and distributing Zoom meetings and posting them in a central place). It is expected that the Recording Secretary will attend all Tech Studio meetings, but if that is not possible, the Secretary is responsible for finding another parent to take notes at the meeting.

Tech Studio Fundraising Director: 1 position
The Tech Studio Fundraising Director will work with the Studio Co-Reps to initiate and track fundraising activities for the Studio such as the Studio Annual Appeal fundraising campaign, SDF-focused fundraising opportunities, Tech Studio merchandise, special projects, partnerships and grant writing.

Freshman Studio Representative: 1 position
The Freshman Studio Representative will be primarily responsible for communicating with the freshman parents and for relaying any freshman-related issues to the Tech Co-Reps.

Sophomore Studio Representative: 1 position
The Sophomore Studio Representative will be primarily responsible for
communicating with the sophomore parents and for relaying any sophomore-related issues to the Tech Co-Reps.

Junior Studio Representative: 1 position
The Junior Studio Representative will be primarily responsible for communicating with the junior parents and for relaying any junior-related issues to the Tech Co-Reps.

Senior Studio Representative: 1 position
The Senior Studio Representative will be primarily responsible for communicating with the senior parents and for relaying any senior-related issues to the Tech Co-Reps.

Tech Studio Volunteer Coordinator: 1 position
The Tech Studio Volunteer Coordinator will track volunteer needs for the Tech Studio such as auditions, serving meals during blackout days, merchandise sales, etc. The Volunteer Coordinator will work with the Co-Reps and the grade reps to determine if any upcoming activities require volunteers, will make sign-ups for those needs, will keep a list of parents who have volunteered to help at Tech events, and will reach out to the Tech community as needed.

Dance Studio Elections on Monday, October 19, 6 pm

Positions

DANCE Studio Representative or Co-Representatives: 2 positions
The Dance Studio Representatives serve on the Executive Board of the LaGuardia PA and must attend both Executive Board PA meetings (1x per month) and the PA Studio Meetings. They are responsible for general oversight of the Dance Studio PA, including but not limited to planning Studio PA meetings, serving as a liaison between the administration and the Dance parents, communicating with the Dance parents and responding to concerns, and chairing the Dance PA Board. They are also expected to work on behalf of the general Parents’ Association as members of the Executive Board.

Dance Studio Treasurer: 1 position
The Dance Studio Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the budget, income and expenditures of the Studio and ensuring that the studio’s records align with the monthly finance reports generated by the At Large PA Treasurer. The Dance Studio Treasurer will be responsible for submitting a basic studio finance report in advance of each Dance Studio meeting but does not need to deliver this report in person. The Dance Studio Treasurer will also be responsible for submitting check requests to the At Large PA Treasurer.

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