Working Towards a Brighter Future


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

October Business Meeting
Tue, Oct 06
Online Event
Oct 06, 7:00 PM
Online Event
September Business and Calendar Meeting
Tue, Sep 22
Virtual Business and Calendar Meeting
Sep 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Virtual Business and Calendar Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 995 1840 9685 Passcode: 092252
Annual and Business Meeting
Tue, Jul 21
Jul 21, 7:00 PM
Election of officers, year review and 2020-2021 calendar released.
CEC 13 Business and Calendar Meeting
Tue, Jun 23
Join Zoom Meeting
Jun 23, 7:00 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
March CEC Meeting and State of the District Postponed
Tue, Mar 10
Marcus Garvey Elementary School
Mar 10, 6:30 PM
Marcus Garvey Elementary School, 432 Monroe St, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA
CEC February Business and Calendar Meeting
Tue, Feb 11
P. S. 56 The Lewis H. Latimer School
Feb 11, 6:30 PM
P. S. 56 The Lewis H. Latimer School, 170 Gates Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Join Us
CEC January Business and Calendar Meeting
Tue, Jan 28
P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams
Jan 28, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
P.S. 307 Daniel Hale Williams, 209 York St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Meeting Focus will be Capital Funding
Elementary Fair and Legislative Brunch
Sat, Jan 25
P.S. 133 William A Butler
Jan 25, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
P.S. 133 William A Butler, 610 Baltic St, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA



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