Citywide Council for District 75 (CCD75)

What is the Citywide Council for District 75 (CCD75)?

The CCD75 is an advisory body concerned with the education of students receiving District 75 services. The CCD75 is responsible for issuing an annual report on the effectiveness of the NYC Department of Education in providing services to District 75 students and for making recommendations for improvements. The CCD75 must hold at least one public meeting per month during which the public may discuss issues facing District 75 students.

The CCD75 has 12 members:
--9 must be parents selected by PA/PTA leadership (president, treasurer and recording secretary);
--2 are appointed by the Public Advocate and must be individuals with extensive experience and knowledge in educating, training or employing individuals with handicapping conditions; and
--1 is a non-voting District 75 high school senior.

Who is eligible to run for a seat on CCD75?

You are eligible to run if you are a parent of a student who currently receives citywide special education services in District 75. For the purpose of determining CCD75 eligibility, “parent” is defined in Chancellor’s Regulation D-150 as:

  • a parent (by birth or adoption, step parent or foster parent), legal guardian, or person in parental relation to a child. A person in parental relation to a child is a person who is directly responsible for the care and custody of a child on a regular basis in lieu of a parent or legal guardian.

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be eligible to serve as the Public Advocate appointee to the CCD75. Qualifications include extensive experience and knowledge in educating or employing persons with disabilities; additional requirements are listed in Chancellor’s Regulation D-150. The application may be downloaded HERE it includes instructions for where to submit it (appointee applications are not accepted on this website).

When is eligibility determined?

Eligibility is determined as of the date an application to run for a seat on the CCD75 is submitted. If selected, parent members of CCD75 may serve only as long as they have a child in a District 75 program.

How and when can I apply to serve on CCD75?

During the 2015 Selection Process, apply to serve on CCD75 HERE (on or after February 11, 2015). The application period 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.
Outside of the 2015 Selection Process—i.e., before February 11, 2015 or after July 1, 2015—you may apply to fill a vacancy on the CCD75. Please visit for details.