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Have you ever considered running for a seat on an NYC Education Council?

  • 01/04/2023
  • Morning Bell
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This January, the 2023 Community and Citywide Education Council Election season will be underway. If you’re a parent of a current New York City public school student, you’re eligible to run for seats on any of the City’s 36 Community and Citywide Education Councils (CCECs) beginning January 9 through February 13, 2023.

CCECs are made up of elected and appointed parent volunteers who play vital roles in shaping important decisions in school districts across all five boroughs. Each serving two-year terms, CCEC members have an opportunity to be an advocate for their communities and build relationships with other parents and school leaders along the way.

CCEC member responsibilities include:

  • reviewing district educational programs and improvements to school buildings;
  • approving zoning lines;
  • organizing public meetings and town halls; and
  • working together with both district and DOE leaders to make recommendations on a variety of issues.

By participating in this year’s elections, whether as a candidate in January or as a voter later this year, you’ll be making your voice heard and help shape education policies and programs for months and years to come.