What a Community Education Council does and how to join one

What a Community Education Council does and how to join one

If you’re looking to get involved in decisions in your school district, now’s a good time: Positions on the city public schools’ Community Education Councils are up for grabs.

Parents, local residents and business owners, and even high school seniors are eligible to join.

Community Education Councils, or CECs, can weigh in on nearly every facet of a student’s education: academics, budgets, transportation, safety, accessibility, diversity and inclusion, special education needs, and more.

Each of the 32 school districts in New York City has its own CEC and community superintendent, representing pre-K through 8th-grade students for that district. (High schools are represented by the separate Citywide Education Councils, which have specialized councils on special education, District 75 schools, and English Language Learners.)

We are currently more than halfway through the current councils’ term, which started in June 2021 and will wrap up by June this year. Applications for the next cohort are open until Feb. 13 to fill vacant positions before the start of the next term in July.

Read the full article here: https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2023/2/10/23592873/nyc-school-board-community-education-council-parent-involvement

CITE is the Center for Integrated Training and Education.
For over 25 years, CITE has and continues to train:

TEACHERS: General and Special Ed Masters (Early Childhood or Childhood), Adolescent Special Ed / Professional Certification Masters, TESOL MastersSpecial Ed license extension courses, Bilingual license extension coursesTESOL license extension courses, Early Childhood license extension courses

COUNSELORSSchool Counseling MastersMental Health Counseling MastersAdvanced Certificate in Mental Health or School Counseling

ADMINISTRATORSSchool Building LeadershipSchool District LeadershipDoctorate for CSA members, Doctorate for non-CSA membersPublic Administration Master’s

— in all five boroughs of NYC, Yonkers, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.

CITE PD: CITE offers CTLE-approved in-school or online professional development tailored to your school’s needs and your vision. We can work remotely with your staff and parents. Info: citepd.com