Local School Advisory Team
Local School Advisory Teams (LSATs) were established by DCPS to be groups of elected and appointed members in every DCPS school. The team 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.
LSATs were set up in part to ensure that decisions affecting school communities are made collaboratively with the help of a diverse group of school stakeholders. For example, LSATs are tasked to facilitate a process in each school by which proposed local school budgets should be finalized.