Commonly Used Abbreviations and Definitions - MCE Handbook

  • Commonly Used Abbreviations and Definitions

    Like many communities, the Pittsford Schools make use of a variety of abbreviations that can be confusing to those new to the system.  Below are some of the more common abbreviations you may encounter as you participate in the school.

    BMS or BRMS
    Barker Road Middle School

    BOCES
    Board of Cooperative Education Services

    CMS or CRMS
    Calkins Road Middle School

    CSE
    Committee on Special Education

    DPT
    District Planning Team:  A group of teachers, administrators,parents, and board members that selects strategic issues and plans for the district

    ELA

    English/Language Arts


    ESL or ESOL

    English for Speakers of Other Languages

    HEAC

    Health Education Advisory Committee

    IEP
    Individual Educational Plan (for children with special needs)

    ILC

    Instructional Leadership Council: A team of administrators, teachers, parents, and community members whose purpose is to monitor the functioning of the Curriculum Management System and advise the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction on matters related to the District’s instructional program.

    ILT

    Instructional Leadership Team: A team of school staff with parent representatives that is the policy-making group for the school. Called Building Planning Team (BPT) or Building Leadership Team (BLT) in some schools.

    IST

    Instructional Support Team: a team of school staff designed to provide teacher to teacher support and develop intervention plans to promote student success


    MCE
    Mendon Center Elementary

    OotM

    Odyssey of the Mind: An after-school problem-solving competition for students

    PAC
    Parent Advisory Council: A team consisting of the superintendent and district PTSA chair people who meet monthly to share ideas/concerns of parents

    PASS
    Pittsford Advocates for Special Students: A parent organization that advocates for children who have disabilities.

    PCS
    Pittsford Central Schools

    PCSD
    Pittsford Central School District

    PDTA
    Pittsford District Teacher Association

    PETE
    Preserving the Environment Through Education


    PPY
    Pittsford Partnerships for Youth

    PST
    Pupil Services Team: A multidisciplinary team comprised of school staff who help provide early intervention to students in need.

    PTSA

    Parent Teacher Student Association

    PYS

    Pittsford Youth Service

    REI

    Regular Education Initiative (Inclusion)

    SAT

    Stanford Achievement Test

    SCPC
    School Community Partnership Council

    SDM
    Shared Decision-Making:  A process for sharing decision making with all stakeholders. Similar to Cooperative Decision Making

    SNT
    School Nurse Teacher

    SST
    Student Services Teacher