Our schools are only the best that they can be with the support of the entire school community.
The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team (formerly the Local School Restructuring Teams) consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, a community member, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students.
The Purpose of Local School Advisory Teams
Local School Advisory Teams 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. As such, every District of Columbia public school must have a functioning LSAT that is constituted according to the LSAT Guidelines, and that conducts the business outlined therein.
Resources for Local School Advisory Teams
The LSAT Toolkit provides school leaders and LSAT members with guidance, information and resources to support their work. It is updated throughout the school year and includes LSAT Guidelines, FAQs, templates, and recorded webinars.
For questions or to learn more about LSAT, please contact [email protected] or (202) 719-6613.