The Citywide Council on Special Education advocates on behalf of all students who have Individualized Education Programs. Nine of the eleven voting members of the CCSE are parents of students who have an Individualized Education Program. Two additional voting members are appointed by the Public Advocate and must have extensive experience and knowledge in educating, training or employing individuals with disabilities. A high school senior who has an Individualized Education Program is selected by the Chancellor’s Designee and serves as a non-voting member for one year. The Citywide Council on Special Education’s two-year term started July 2011 and runs until June 2013.