Citywide Council On English Language Learners (CCELL)

What does the CCELL do?

  • Advises and comments on educational or instructional policies involving students in bilingual or English as a second language programs.
  • Issues an annual report on the effectiveness of the city district in providing services to students in bilingual or English as a second language programs.
  • Holds at least one meeting per month open to the public during which the public may discuss issues facing students in bilingual or English as a second language programs

How many members serve on the CCELL?

  • Nine (9) parents who currently have a student in a bilingual or ESL program (“ELL students”);
  • Two (2) individuals appointed by the Public Advocate who have experience and/or knowledge in the education of English language learners; and
  • One (1) non-voting high school senior receiving English Language Learner services.

When is eligibility determined?

Eligibility is determined as of the date that the parent submits an application to run for a position on the CCELL.