Camille Casaretti, President
Antonia Ferraro, Co-Vice President 1
Tia Schellstede, Co-Vice President 2/Borough President Appointee
Bess Abrahams, Recording Secretary
Kimmerly Scott, Treasurer
Cateia Rembert, Parliamentarian
Mark Bisard, IEP Representative
Iván Banda, Borough President Appointee
Krystal Cason, Member
Claudia Lechuga, Member
Community Education Councils, created by the New York State Legislature, are the local bodies responsible for ensuring that public school parents and the public have input in educational decision making at the school district level. There are 32 CECs and 4 City-Wide Councils in New York City, one for each school district. They work with elementary and middle schools in their district. CECs operate independently of the New York City Department of Education, and act as liaisons between the public and DOE. All CEC members are volunteers, they receive no compensation for their work but can receive limited reimbursements for expenses.
CEC15 is made up of 11 members, nine elected (including one IEP parent and one ELL parent) and two appointed by the Brooklyn Borough President. A state-mandated public body, CEC15 conducts at least two monthly meetings, which, are always open to the public and comments from the community on educational issues are welcomed at the monthly Calendar Meetings. Input from the community is also welcomed via phone, mail and email correspondence.
You are eligible to run if you are the parent of a student who currently attends Pre-K 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 an English Language Learner who is currently in a bilingual or ESL program or was enrolled in such a program within the previous two years (“ELL parent”).
For more information please visit: nycparentleaders.org