Community and Citywide Education Councils 2019 Elections

Voting took place between May 2 and May 14, 2019. To view the newly elected Education Council members, as well as the candidates who will be in runoff elections, please click the Election Results button. Where necessary, runoffs will be held between May 28 and June 2, 2019.

The Community and Citywide Education Councils give parents a powerful voice in shaping the policies and priorities for New York City schools. From advising the Chancellor to working directly with the district superintendent and reviewing district educational programs and needs, the 32 Community Education Councils and 4 Citywide Education Councils play a major role in education policy and help make our public schools the best they can be.

Community Education Councils (CECs)
CECs offer parents the opportunity to impact education at the district level. Each CEC consists of 11 voting members: 9 elected parents of students in PreK–8th grade (including a parent of an English Language Learner and a parent of an IEP student), 2 Borough President appointees, and 1 non-voting high school student.

Citywide Education Councils
Citywide Councils offer parents the opportunity to shape education policy for specific student populations. Like CECs, these councils have 11 voting members each (9 elected parents and 2 appointees), except for the Citywide Council on High Schools, which has 13 members (10 elected parents and 3 appointees). Each council also has 1 non-voting high school student. The four Citywide Councils are:

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