Community Education Council

Meet the new Community School District 7 Community Education Council Members for the 2019/2021 term.

1 Elected - IEP: Carmen Figueroa

2 Elected: Latasha Jackson

3 Elected: Lisa Rivera
4 Elected: Danielle Poole

5 Elected: Maria Valentin

6 Elected: Donnell Brown

7 Elected: Luis Miguel‐Vazquez

8 Elected: Lisa Barretto

9 Elected ‐ ELL: Lily Ramos 

Community Education Council (CEC)

Community and Citywide Education Councils 2017 Elections

Community and Citywide Education Council members are elected every two years. February 9, 2017 will mark the start of the next election to fill all 325 elected seats for the term that begins on July1, 2017. 

You are eligible to run if you are the parent of a student who currently attends kindergarten through 8th grade in a school under the jurisdiction of the Community School District where you wish to serve on the CEC. For the purpose of determining CEC eligibility, “parent” is defined in Chancellor’s Regulation D-140 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 the child on a regular basis in lieu of a parent or legal guardian.

Of the 9 CEC seats filled in the election, 1 is reserved for the parent of a child currently receiving special education services (“IEP parent”), and 1 is reserved for the parent of a child who either currently is in a bilingual or ESL program or was in such a program within the previous two years (“ELL parent”).

If you do not meet the above criteria, you may still be eligible to serve as one of the 2 Borough President appointees on each CEC. Qualifications include being a district resident or business owner with extensive business or education knowledge and experience; additional requirements are listed in Chancellor’s Regulation D-140.

 Have more questions? Please email CCECinfo@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-374-1936.  


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:

  1. the Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)
  2. the Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)
  3. the Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL), and
  4. the Citywide Council for D75 (CCD75). 

All NYC Education Councils are elected every two years (in odd years) according to rules set by NY State Education Law. The three mandatory officers (president, treasurer, recording secretary) of PA/PTAs vote for the parent members. Each Borough President and the Public Advocate also appoint members.  All members serve a two-year term that begins on July 1 of the election year.