Applying

How can I apply to serve on a Council?

You can apply online beginning February 11, 2015. The application process ends at 11:59 pm on March 11, 2015. If you do not have access to a computer, please call 311 for information on how to access computers at local district offices and schools, or at public libraries.

To apply to serve on a Community Education Council (CEC), click HERE (on or after February 11, 2015). Be sure to use the drop-down bar to indicate which CEC(s) you would like to serve on!

To apply to serve on a Citywide Education Council, click HERE (on or after February 11, 2015). Be sure to specify which Citywide Education Council(s) you would like to serve on! NOTE: if you are applying for both a CEC and a Citywide Education Council, you must complete two separate application forms. However, you must rank the Councils in order of preference and you will be selected for only one.

How long does it take to complete the application form?

It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the application form.

Can I apply to serve on more than one Council?

Yes, you can apply to serve on more than one Council. You must rank each Council in order of preference and, if selected for multiple Councils, you will be assigned to serve on the Council you ranked highest.

Who is not eligible to apply to serve on the Education Councils?

Persons holding elective public office or elective or appointed party positions (except delegate or alternate delegate to a national, state, judicial, or other party convention, or member of a county committee)
Current DOE employees
Persons who have been convicted of a felony
Persons who have been convicted of any crime that is directly related to their service on an Education Council, Community School Board, PA/PTA, School Leadership Team (SLT), District Presidents’ Council, Borough High School Council, or Title I Committee
Persons who have been removed from an Education Council, Community School Board, PA/PTA, SLT, District Presidents’ Council, Borough High School Council, or Title I Committee for an act of malfeasance that is directly related to their service on such council, board, association, team or committee
Persons who are serving on another CEC, the CCHS, CCELL, CCSE or the D75 Council
Members of the Panel for Education Policy
Persons who have a conflict of interest, as determined by the DOE Ethics Officer or another designee of the Chancellor based on the Conflicts of Interest Law of the City of New York

What are Candidate Forums?

Candidate Forums are organized by the District and Borough Presidents’ Councils and are an opportunity for candidates to meet and speak with parents and Selectors to express why they believe they should be selected to serve on a Council.

Am I required to attend a Candidate Forum?

You are strongly encouraged to attend your district or borough Candidate Forum, as the forums are the best opportunity for candidates to engage the community and the Selectors who will be voting for them.

Besides being a candidate, how can I get involved with the Selection Process for the Councils?

There are a variety of ways for parents to participate. You can help recruit other candidates to apply for the Councils; attend and ask questions of the candidates during Candidate Forums; help campaign for the candidates you support; and urge your Selectors to vote for the candidates you support.