District 6 Community Education Council (CEC)
What are CEC's:
"Community Education Councils (CECs) are education policy advisory bodies responsible for, among other things, reviewing and evaluating their district’s educational programs, approving zoning lines, and holding public hearings on certain matters. See the Roles and Responsibilities page for a fuller description of what members do.
Each Community Education Council (CEC) consists of 11 voting members who provide hands-on leadership and support for their district's public schools:
9 are parents of children in pre-K through 8th grade, attending a district school or a pre-K program offered by a district school; these members are elected by parents of children attending these schools and programs.
2 are residents and/or local business leaders appointed by the Borough President; and
In addition, each CEC includes a non-voting high school senior who lives in the district and is appointed by the Community Superintendent.
CECs must hold at least one public meeting per month, with the Community Superintendent, where the parents and the community may air their concerns.
CECs are established under, and their powers and duties are defined by, New York State Education Law. Their members are public officials who serve their communities as unpaid volunteers."
2023-2025 District 6 Community Education Council (CEC)
About CEC 6
CEC-6 Strongly believes in advocating for policies that provide every student with a quality public education.
"CEC 6 is responsible for advocating f or policies that enable CSD 6 schools, grades kindergarten to 8th grade, to provide every student with a quality public education with a strong foundation rooted in child-centered teaching and learning practices.
A quality public education is the right of every student regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, immigration status or circumstances. Public schools are where students have the opportunity to learn from highly qualified teachers and from one another while being exposed to the diversity of human experiences including cultures, languages, learning differences, different abilities, socio-economic backgrounds, gender, religion and sexual orientation.
CEC 6 will work to support a whole-child education, where every student has access to a quality education full of enriching experiences that maximize his or her potential and provide opportunities to nurture talents not measured by standardized testing.
Whole child education includes a curriculum that is responsive to students learning styles, inspires learning and creatively, and allows time and room for innovation. It is also conducive to a positive learning environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of every child."
Elections for Citywide and community education councils took place in the spring of 2023.
Elected candidates each serve a full two year term. The following parents were elected to district 6 CEC:
Luis Camilo (President)
Caroline Jose (Vice President)
Noemi Abbey (Secretary)
Rosanna Diaz (Treasurer)
Lisa Brassell (PS-IS 187 liason)
Contact Email: CEC6@schools.nyc.gov
2023-2024 Meeting Calendar
CEC 6 meet twice every month. Once for a Business, and another for the Calendar meeting.
All meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. in person More Information To Come.
Reminder, for Business Meeting the public may attend as silent observers. Calendar meeting is open to the public for comments.