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
Board of Cooperative Education Services
CMS or CRMS
Calkins Road Middle School
Committee on Special Education
District Planning Team: A group of teachers, administrators,parents, and board members that selects strategic issues and plans for the district
ESL or ESOL
English for Speakers of Other Languages
Health Education Advisory Committee
Individual Educational Plan (for children with special needs)
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.
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.
Instructional Support Team: a team of school staff designed to provide teacher to teacher support and develop intervention plans to promote student success
Mendon Center Elementary
Odyssey of the Mind: An after-school problem-solving competition for students
Parent Advisory Council: A team consisting of the superintendent and district PTSA chair people who meet monthly to share ideas/concerns of parents
Pittsford Advocates for Special Students: A parent organization that advocates for children who have disabilities.
Pittsford Central Schools
Pittsford Central School District
Pittsford District Teacher Association
Preserving the Environment Through Education
Pittsford Partnerships for Youth
Pupil Services Team: A multidisciplinary team comprised of school staff who help provide early intervention to students in need.
Parent Teacher Student Association
Pittsford Youth Service
Regular Education Initiative (Inclusion)
Stanford Achievement Test
School Community Partnership Council
Shared Decision-Making: A process for sharing decision making with all stakeholders. Similar to Cooperative Decision Making
School Nurse Teacher
Student Services Teacher