2017 NYC Education Council Elections
To learn more about the NYC Education Councils, download the flyer in these languages:
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Visit NYCparentleaders.org page for more information and to submit an application.
What Are Education Councils?
Education Councils give parents a powerful voice in shaping the policies and priorities of New York City schools. Members of the Community Education Councils and 4 Citywide Councils advise the Chancellor on a range of matters, work directly with the district superintendents, review district educational programs, approve zoning lines and make recommendations on capital improvements in order to make our public schools the best they can be.
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.
Applications to fill a vacancy on a Council as a Parent Member, Borough President Appointee or Public Advocate Appointee for the 2017-2019 term are below.
Public Advocate Appointee Application
Borough President Appointee Application
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High school students interested in filling a vacant student seat should fill out the application below. Please be sure to read the requirements carefully.
Student Member Application
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
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.
View the list of current members and contact your council to learn about vacancies.
To apply to fill a vacancy please contact CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-374-1936.