Member Reference Guide

The Department of Education provides detailed orientation for new CEC members and continuing education for returning members. Contact your CEC Specialist for information on upcoming workshops and see the links below for relevant laws, resources, and other documents relevent to your work as CEC members.

Chancellor's Regulations:

A-185 - Chancellor's Zoning Regulation

A-655  - Chancellor's School and District Leadership Teams Regulation

A-660 - Parent Associations and Schools

A-860 - Naming And Renaming A New York City Public School Or A Particular Facility Within A New York City Public School
 
C-110 - Conflicts of Interest, Community Education Council Members, Employment of Family Members

D-110 - Freedom of Information Law

D-130 - Political Activities in School Buildings

D-140 - Process for the Nomination and Selection of Parent and Student Members of Community District Education Councils Including Filling Vacancies

D-150 - Process for the Nomination and Selection of Parent and Student Members of the Citywide Council on Special Education Including Filling Vacancies

D-160 - Process for the Nomination and Selection of Parent and Student Members of the Citywide Council on High Schools Including Filling Vacancies State Laws:

Education Law:

Freedom of Information Law

Open Meetings Law

General Construction   

CEC Member Responsibilities:

Overview of Core Responsibilities

Provide input to the Chancellor and the Panel on Educational policy on matters of concern to the district

Serve as liaison with School Leadership Teams and provide assistance where possible

Review the district’s educational programs and assess their impact on student achievement

Hold at least one meeting per month, open to the public, with the community superintendent to discuss current state of schools in the District

Hold at least one public meeting per month with the community superintendent during which the public may speak so that parents/community has a public forum to voice their concerns

Meet with Parent Association/Parent Teacher Association officers and principals at least quarterly and be provided/share factual information pertaining to matters of student achievement

Make school district report card publicly available