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Want to contribute more to Shepherd Elementary?

Run for the PTA Exec Board, the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) or the Principal Selection Panel Committee.

Election is at the Wed, May 15 PTA meeting, but all nominations must received in advance – by midnight on Tues, May 14. Meeting on May 15 starts at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room. Must be present to vote. 

PTA candidates must be PTA members in good standing; LSAT and Principal Selection Panel candidates must be parents. 

For the Principal Selection Panel:

  • You can nominate yourself or someone else, but please make sure the other person knows they are being nominated.
  • You need to send your/nominee’s name and your/their child/children’s grade levels for the 2019-2020 school year to [email protected] by Tues, May 14 at midnight to be added to the ballot.
  • Must be available for the ENTIRE DAY on Mon, May 20 for interview panels.

For the PTA Exec Board (7):

  • Candidates should provide a brief (100-word) statement for distribution to attendees prior to the meeting. 
  • Send nomination to [email protected] by Tues, May 14 at midnight.

All seven PTA positions are open:

• President— preside over meetings and the executive board, serve as primary contact for the principal, represent the PTA outside the school and more.
• First vice-president— assist the president and stand in for the president when he or she is unavailable.
• Second vice-president— assist the president and first vice-president, and stand in for them when they are unavailable.
• Recording secretary— take and distribute minutes of meetings and the executive board; assist the president in preparing meeting agendas, maintain membership and committee rosters and other PTA records.
• Corresponding secretary— write PTA correspondence and meeting notices, maintain electronic communications and social-media accounts, keep PTA bylaws.
• Treasurer— oversee all financial activities, prepare the annual budget and monthly financial reports, sign checks, pay bills and file the federal tax return. (May not be related to the assistant treasurer.)
• Assistant treasurer— receive, record and deposit PTA funds, assist the treasurer, stand in for the treasurer when he or she is not available. (May not be related to the treasurer.)

Learn more about the PTA on the Shepherd Elementary website

For the LSAT Board (4 parents):

The LSAT is a group of elected and appointed members (parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff and a community member) at every DCPS school that advises the principal on the budget, priorities, goals and reviewing associated satay. We will elect four parent representatives for next school year. 

  • Candidates should provide a brief (100-word) statement for distribution to members prior to the meeting. 
  • Send nomination to [email protected] by Tues, May 14 at midnight.

Learn more about the LSAT on the Shepherd Elementary website and at the DCPS website