Parent Leadership


Presidents' Council

A Presidents' Council is an organization of PA/PTA presidents (or designees) that represents the interests of parents, and parent leadership organizations. Each community school district is required to have a Presidents' Council. Each borough is required to have a Presidents' Council for its high schools. Citywide Special Education (District 75) has a citywide Presidents' Council.

Get templates and resources for Presidents' Councils on the Presidents' Council Resource page.

District Leadership Teams (DLTs)

Parents can sit on DLTs if they are on the President's Council. District Leadership Teams review Comprehensive Educational Plans for schools in their districts and develop district-wide plans. They also provide guidance and assistance to School Leadership Teams.

District Leadership Team representatives are chosen by their respective leadership groups. The presidents of the Borough High School Federation and the District Presidents’ Council are automatically members of their DLT.

DLTs must comply with the current Chancellor’s Regulation A–655.

DLT Bylaws Template

Community Education Councils (CECs)

There are 32 CECs in New York City. Each one represents a Community School District that includes public elementary, intermediate, and junior high schools. Each CEC has 11 voting members. Parent selections and borough president appointments take place every two years. The next selection process will take place in 2015.

For more information, and to apply to be a Council Member, visit the Community and Citywide Education Council pages.