All current parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to run for Parent Association and Student Leadership Team (SLT) positions. All nominations will be accepted the evening of the meeting. Candidates can nominate themselves or have someone else nominate them. Candidates will have 90 seconds to introduce themselves and explain why they are interested in the position. If you would like to run for a position but can’t make the meeting, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org we can make sure you are on the ballot.
Open Position Descriptions
Recording Secretary: Maintain the official record of the proceedings and actions of all PA and Executive Board meetings and will maintain custody of the PA' s and Executive Board's records and reports. Record all virtual and hybrid meetings, prepare minutes of each PA and Executive Board meeting, and distribute minutes of PA meetings prior to or at the next PA meeting for review and approval. Provide PA and Executive Board members with notices through email, distribute meeting agendas and previous meeting minutes and financial reports prior to or at each meeting, provide sign-in sheets at each PA and Executive Board meeting, post adopted minutes on the PA website. Sign and incorporate all amendments into the bylaws and will ensure that copies of the amended bylaws are posted on the PA website and on file in the principal's office. Must make arrangements to provide to the newly elected recording secretary the PA's bylaws, meeting notices, agendas, and minutes from both general membership and Executive Board meetings.
VP Engagement & Hospitality: Responsible for engaging the entire parent body on matters of interest to LaGuardia High School families, encouraging participation in PA activities, and offering volunteer opportunities. Chairs the hospitality and volunteer committee(s) and recruits the heads of these committees from the general PA. The responsibilities of each of these committees will be outlined in an operating manual. Responsible for the support of student clubs and athletic teams - this can be provided by the VP of Engagement & Hospitality or by individuals or committees reporting directly to the VP. The Vice President attends monthly Executive Board meetings and General PA meetings. Examples of programs that fall under this position are New Student Orientation, Staff Appreciation Breakfast, and Red Carpet Welcome Back Event.
VP Special Education: The VP of Special Education is the parent or guardian of a student with an IEP or 504 and is responsible for helping the LaGuardia community to better understand the special education services entitled to students and help to advocate for IEP/504 students. The VP will gather concerns from families with students with disabilities and will share this information with the principal and assistant principals. The VP will set up workshops/webinars related to special education. The Vice President attends monthly Executive Board meetings and General PA meetings to give updates related to special education. The Vice President will organize special education committee meetings once a month for families in LaGuardia's special education community. This position will communicate with the leaders of the student government as needed and serve as a liaison with guidance staff on ways to help students with 504/IEPs and their families with the college admissions process.
Class Representatives: There will be four (4) officers: one (1) representing the senior class, one (1) representing the junior cass, one (1) representing the sophomore class, and one (1) representing the feshman class. Class representatives attend monthly Executive Board meetings and General PA meetings. The Senior Class Representative spearheads fundraising efforts to raise money for senior class specific events. Other responsibilities can include organizing parent meet ups, volunteering at school-wide events and answering questions from your constituencies.
Student Leadership Team – Freshman Parent Representative and IEP/504 Representative: The mission of the SLT is to develop policies and strategies that support each student and uphold the current mission statement of the school, which states: “The mission of this extraordinary specialized high school is to provide all students with conservatory-level arts training coupled with rigorous academics.” The SLT meets once a month during the school year. Please see the SLT bylaws for more information.