Saturday, May 1 Begins Community Education Council Elections
Saturday, May 1 Begins Education Council Elections:
May 1 - May 11, the New York City Department of Education will be hosting what we hope will be the largest online municipal election in history – the 2021 Education Council Elections https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/education-council-elections-2021/run-for-a-seat-on-a-council
District 21 parents/guardians will vote for members on:
- Community Education Council District 21 (CEC21) for families that have a child in elementary and middle schools in District 21.
- Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE) for families that have a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
- Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL) for families that have a child that is an English Language Learner (ELL).
This year, more than one million parents are eligible to vote, and we are encouraging parents to vote through their online NYCSA account in the comfort of their own homes. This week and next will be about “Getting Out the Vote.” N.Y.C. Department of Education has mailed flyers to families and advertised across the city - from buses to radio shows, news media, and more. Voting begins this Saturday, May 1st and continues until Tuesday, May 11th.
Here are some resource links for you :
- Video Guide to Voting in the Education Council Elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIyJip0kYlc
- Video Guide on How to Sign-up for a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA) https://vimeo.com/497731682
- Voting Guide Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ's) https://www.schools.nyc.gov/get-involved/families/education-council-elections-2021/run-for-a-seat-on-a-council