Cheryl Cross-Smith


Vikki Lewis


Kim Famous

BPA, Recording Secretary

Sanesha Blackwood-Falconer

 2nd Vice President

Tom Sheppard


Tonya Brooks


Carolyn Castro

Parent member

Vanessa Ruiz

Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Woodruff


Theresa Roberts

Parent Member

DJ Dukes

Parent Member

Community Education Council (CEC)

There are 32 Community Education Councils (CEC’s) in New York City, each governing a Community School District that includes public elementary, intermediate, and junior high schools. They replaced the Community School Boards that existed through June 2004.

Community Education Council members are representatives of the parents and community-at-large. They live or work in the community, and send their children to the local schools, and their role is to reflect the needs and wishes of the community regarding the education of its children.
The Councils are responsible for promoting the achievement of educational standards and objectives relating to the instruction of students and must establish a positive working relationship with the community superintendent.
Community Education Council members are consulted on many important matters, and in turn, must consult with parents. Their meetings will be open to the public, and will provide an opportunity for the community to be heard on educational issues.

What are Education Councils?

Education Councils are part of New York City's school governance structure. There is a Community Education Council (CEC) for every community school district. There are also four Citywide Councils:

- Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)

- Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)

- Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)



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