Working Towards a Brighter Future

CEC 13 Presents: A Town Hall Event with Chancellor David Banks

Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm held at P.S. 133

On December 6, at 6:30 pm the Community Education Council (CEC13 will be hosting a town hall event with Chancellor David Banks.  This event will be held in person and streamed live at P.S. 133 William A. Butler School.  This is an excellent opportunity to address concerns and issues for our schools. 

If you would like to ask a question to the Chancellor you are welcome to submit questions by completing this form.

To attend the town hall event through live stream please register for the event below. 

Registration now open for live stream

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Community Education Councils (CECs) are public bodies that advise on education policy. They are created by state legislature and are responsible for reviewing and evaluating the district's educational programs, approving zoning lines, holding public hearings on certain matters, and more. 


CECs represent and work for the community of the community school district they serve. There are eleven voting members and one non-voting high school student member. Voting CEC members are parents themselves, with the probable exception of two community members appointed by the borough president. CEC members are volunteers and do not receive remuneration for their work. 


CECs work with representatives across various divisions of the NYC Department of Education, community organizations, elected officials, and other stakeholders, in order to promote achievement of educational standards and objectives for all students in their districts' schools. 


CECs have an open communication with all members of the school community and hold public meetings every month with the community schools superintendent so that parents and the community have a public forum where to air their concerns. 


There are 32 CECs in New York City. Each CEC represents current Pre-K through 8th grade students in public, non-charter schools within its Community School District.

Mission Statement

We are District 13’s voice to the DOE - advocating for our schools, striving for equity for all our children and celebrating the diversity and success of our community.


How we do this:

· Represent the needs of D13, its schools and the children (Support all of our schools)


· Communicate with Department of Education


· Support Integration


· Capacity building – PTA advocacy


· Community building


· Celebrate our district

Upcoming Events

  • Community Education Council for District 13 Presents:  Town Hall Event with Chancellor David Banks
    Dec 06, 6:30 PM – Dec 07, 7:30 PM
    PS 133 William A. Butler School, 610 Baltic St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
    Issues and concerns will be addressed at this town hall event. It will also be live-streamed. Register at the following link.
  • District 13 Monthly Community Education Council  General Meeting
    Nov 15, 7:00 PM
    CEC 13 Virtual General Meeting
    We are holding our monthly general meeting our special guest will be Council Member Lincoln Restler
  • Meet District Superintendent Candidates - A Virtual Town Hall Event
    Nov 03, 7:00 PM EDT – Nov 04, 9:00 PM EDT
    Zoom link available
    Please register at the link below to be part of hiring our new superintendent for District 13. This is an opportunity to provide feedback on who should lead our district.
  • Meet Your District 13 Superintendent Candidates
    Fri, May 27
    Virtual Townhall Event
    May 27, 5:00 PM – May 28, 8:00 PM
    Virtual Townhall Event
    Do not miss this excellent opportunity to provide feedback, which can be used by parent leaders to support the superintendent hiring process!
  • Community Education Council (CEC) 13 Mayoral Accountbility/Control Public Hearing
    Mar 29, 6:30 PM
    Zoom Registration
  • Virtual Book Club "The Pedagogy of Confidence"
    Feb 10, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Zoom Conference
  • February Anti-Racist Town Hall,  Speaker: Crystal Hudson,  City Council Member District 35
    Feb 08, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom Conference
  • Apr 27, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • CEC and D13 Joint Race and Equity Town Hall
    Apr 13, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    To assist in meeting preparation please rsvp.
  • CEC March Business and Calendar Meeting
    Mar 09, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom Conference
  • CEC 13 Calendar Meeting and D13 Race and Equity Town Hall
    Feb 02, 2021, 7:00 PM
  • CEC Business and Calendar Meeting
    Jan 12, 2021, 7:00 PM
    January Business and Calendar Meeting for Community Education Council for District 13.


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