Become a Council Member

Community and Citywide Education Councils are deliberative bodies of parent volunteers who help to shape educational policies and priorities in their districts. Education Council members provide hands-on parent leadership and support for their community's public schools and/or citywide program. Participation on these councils is an important responsibility that we encourage every public school parent to consider.

If you are interested in joining a Community or Citywide Education Council, please contact the district or citywide council to find out whether the respective council has a vacancy. If there is a vacant seat on an Education Council and you are interested in applying to fill that vacancy, please submit a completed application to the Division of Family & Community Engagement. You can email the application to or fax it to 212-374-0138.

Download a Community Education Council Application:

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Download a Citywide Education Council Application:

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