Community and Citywide Education Councils 2017 Elections
Community and Citywide Education Council members are elected every two years. February, 2017 will mark the start of the next election to fill all 325 elected seats for the term that begins on July1, 2017.
Community Education Councils (CECs)
The 32 CECsallow for parent involvement on the district level and play an essential role in shaping education policies for New York City public schools. They have a total of 12 members: 9 parents of students K-8 (two seats are reserved for a parent of an ELL and of an IEP student), 2 members appointed by the Borough President, and 1 non-voting high school student.
Citywide Education Councils
The 4 Citywide Education Councils allow for parent involvement at the city level, advocating for specific populations. Like CECs, these councils have 12 members each (except for the Citywide Council on High Schools which has 14) and they meet monthly. The four Citywide Councils are:
- Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)
- Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)
- Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)
- Citywide Council for District 75 (CCD75)