Citywide Education Councils

What is a Citywide Education Council?

Citywide Education Councils are education policy advisory bodies that represent the interests of

  • High school students (Citywide Council on High Schools),

  • English Language Learners (Citywide Council on English Language Learners), and

  • Students with disabilities (Citywide Council on Special Education and the Citywide Council for District 75).

The Citywide Councils are responsible for advising and commenting on educational policies that involve the student communities they represent; issuing an annual report on the effectiveness of the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) in providing services to the represented student communities; and holding at least one public meeting per month during which the public may discuss issues facing high schools (CCHS), English Language Learners (CCELL), and students with disabilities (CCSE and CCD75).

How many Citywide Councils are there?

There are 4 Citywide Education Councils:

  • Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)

  • Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)

  • Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)

  • Citywide Council for District 75 Council (CCD75)