Interested in getting more involved in your child’s education? Ever thought about running for a Community or Citywide Education Council? Education Councils play a critical role in school communities, impacting the lives of your child and thousands more.
Parents interested in running for a Community or Citywide Education Council can apply through March 5. New York City public school parents with children currently enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade can run for a Community Education Council. Parents with a high school student can apply for the Citywide Council on High Schools. To run for the other three Citywide Councils (D75, English Language Learners and Special Education), a parent must have a student receiving the respective services or programs. Parents interested in becoming members of a Community or Citywide Education Council should visit NYCParentLeaders.org to apply. Parents can also text RUN2017 to 877-877 to receive an Elections Guide and ongoing updates.
February 9 – March 5 – Parents interested in running for a seat on a Council submit an application online (computers will be available at schools and libraries).
March 20 – April 21 – Presidents’ Councils, along with the DOE, host forums for parents to meet and ask questions of Council candidates.
April 23 – May 9 – Presidents, Treasurers, and Recording Secretaries of Parent Associations and Parent-Teacher Associations vote for the new Community and Citywide Education Council Members for the 2017-2019 term.
May 15 – The results are published on NYCParentLeaders.org.
July 1– Elected and appointed Community and Citywide Education Council Members for the 2017-2019 term take office.
The following borough-based information sessions are scheduled (or have been held). Each will begin at 6:00pm.
52 Chambers Street
Bronx Borough Hall, Room 915
851 Grand Concourse
The Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, 19th floor South
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St.