Parents, residents, and local business leaders can now apply as voting movers and shakers for their Community Education Council and Citywide Education Council. Applications are still open — but not for much longer — for four positions on both councils: Parent Member (elected), Borough President Appointee, Public Advocate Appointee, and Student Member (non-voting). The deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 13 at 11:59 p.m.
There are four Citywide Education Councils and 32 Community Education Councils in New York City, one for each Community School District. The four Citywide councils are: High Schools, Special Education, English Language Learners, and District 75. Both councils make important decisions regarding education and represent pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade in New York City’s Department of Education schools.