Parent Leadership


Citywide Education Councils

There are four Citywide Education Councils that focus on the specific educational issues that face their students, schools, or programs. Each Citywide Council has parent members who are appointed by the Public Advocate or the Schools Chancellor, and can also have non-voting student members. Parent selections and appointments will take place every two years.

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

Panel for Educational Policy (PEP)

The Panel for Educational Policy consists of 13 appointed members and the Chancellor. Each borough president appoints one member and the mayor appoints the remaining eight. The Chancellor serves as an ex-officio non-voting member. The PEP is responsible for electing a chairperson from among the voting members.

Chancellor's Parent Advisory Council (CPAC)

Each President's Council President sits on the CPAC. This committee meets regularly and discusses citywide issues facing parent leadership.