The LSAT (Local School Advisory Team) is an elected and appointed body that is mandated for every DCPS school. It consists of Murch staff, parents, and community members and advises the principal on matters of school policy. The purpose of the LSAT is to promote high expectations and high achievement for all students through strong partnerships between families and the school. Formerly known as the LSRT (Local School Restructuring Team), the LSAT collaborates with the principal on school policies, acting as a thought partner to help the school reach its academic goals.
Topics discussed by the LSAT include:
- overall school goals
- student progress
- implementation of DCPS academic policies
- curriculum options
- school culture
- family engagement
- allocation of resources
- teacher satisfaction
- professional development
Each year, the LSAT provides input into the creation of the school budget, serving as a sounding board for the principal. The LSAT aims to help surface concerns and ideas of the school community by bringing them to the attention of school leadership.
This year's LSAT members are:
- Teacher Representatives:
- Washington Teachers’ Union Building Representatives:
- Natalie Troadec (3-5 math coach)
- Parent Representatives:
- HSA Representative:
- Nathan Shanks
Please email us if you would like to get in touch with the Parent Reps for the LSAT or have a concern or agenda item you would like to address.