Become a Council Member

NYC’s Education Councils are constituted every two years (in odd years) according to rules set by state law. The three mandatory officers (president, treasurer, recording secretary) of PA/PTAs vote for the parent members as part of the state-mandated selection process. There are also members who are appointed by the Borough Presidents and the Public Advocate. The selected candidates and appointed members then serve a two-year term than begins on July 1st of the selection year.

The 2015 Citywide and Community Education Council Elections

Candidate Forums have begun!

Download the full list of District CEC and Citywide Candidate Forums here.

Applications to be a Public Advocate Appointee or Borough President Appointee are still being accepted

  • Applications to be a 2015-2017 Public Advocate Appointee to an education council can be downloaded here.
  • Applications to be a 2015-2017 Borough President Appointee to an education council can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in running for an Education Council, you should  speak with current council members and attend council meetings to familiarize yourself with what your council does.

Currently Available Council Seats (for remainder of 2013-2015 term)

Occasionally, councils have vacant seats through member resignations; filling those seats is very important for councils to be able to function at the highest level. Should you find that your council has a vacancy, you may consider applying to fill the unexpired term.

Look at the list of current members and contact your council to learn about vacancies.

To apply to fill a vacancy please contact FACE at