Parents Can Serve on City Education Council

January 8, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

New York City Parents can apply to serve on the Department of Education’s 2015 Community and Citywide Education Council, which gives parents a voice in public education.

Parents can serve two-year terms on 36 Councils throughout the city, including the Community Education Councils (CEC), Citywide Council on High Schools, Citywide Council on English Language Learners, Citywide Council on Special Education, and the Citywide Council for District 75.

CECs in each of the city’s 32 school districts are responsible for approving school zoning lines and holding budget hearings.

I encourage all parents to consider applying for a seat.
— Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña

“Members of Education Councils have a unique and critical opportunity to help shape education policy and become transformative leaders in their communities,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña in a press release.

“I encourage all parents to consider applying for a seat to become even more involved in their child’s education and make a difference in their school district.”

Parents interested in becoming members of a Community or Citywide Education Council should visit for more information. Applications begin on February 11.