Parents who currently have a child in grades Pre-K through 8th in a school that is within the Community School District where they wish to serve on the CEC, are eligible to apply. Members of the community who do not meet this criterion may still be eligible to serve on the CECs as "Borough President Appointees". They must be appointed by the district's respective Borough President's Office.
The Citywide and Community Education Councils hold member elections every two years. A total of twelve members are ultimately elected or appointed on the CCECs.
During the application period, parents interested in serving on their respective council, must submit an application. Once this period is closed, members of the district schools' PTA boards elect nine parent members to serve on the councils. Of these nine parent members, one must be the parent of a child receiving special education services (this parent is called the "IEP Parent"), and one must be the parent of child who is currently receiving services as an English Language Learner student or who has received the services within the past two years. The latter is called the "ELL Parent".
Eligibility for the CCECs is determined as of the date that an application to run for a seat on a CCEC is submitted. Once elected, parent members are allowed to serve a full two-year term on the CCECs even if they no longer have a child in a school under the jurisdiction of the district they serve.
There are three members who are appointed to the CECs: the Borough President Appointees and the Student Member. Community members who do not qualify as parents per the criteria above are eligible to serve on the CECs through appointment by their CEC's respective Borough President. Two members must be elected to serve as a Borough President Appointee every two years. In order to qualify, the candidates must reside or own a business in the district where they wish to serve on the CEC and must possess considerable education or business knowledge and experience.
The student member is appointed to serve on the CEC for one year by the district's Community Schools Superintendent. In order to qualify, the student must reside in the community school district where they wish to serve on the CEC. The student must also be a high school senior during their year service and hold a leadership position in their school.
For a definition of a "parent" and for additional requirements, please see the Chancellor’s Regulation D-140.
The application period for the current 2019-2021 term has ended. You still, however, have the opportunity to submit an application if there are vacant seats in the CEC of your community school district.
The CEC32 currently holds three parent member vacancies! To apply, simply fill-out this application and submit it via email to CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or by mail to the Division of Family and Community Engagement located on 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007.
Have you submitted an application? Great! You can inquire about the status of your application by emailing CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or calling (212) 374-5079.
If you have any questions about the CEC32, please feel free to contact us at CEC32@schools.nyc.gov or at (718) 574-1203.
If you need access to a computer, please contact your parent coordinator to arrange for your use of a computer in a school or district office, o call 311 for more information about how to access a computer in public libraries.