Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is now accepting applications from qualified community- and education-minded people to serve as a borough president appointee to the Queens’ Community Education Councils (CECs).
As an education policy advisory body, the CECs are responsible for reviewing and evaluating a district’s educational programs, approving zoning lines, holding public hearings and more.
“CECs are meant to ensure parental input in our school system,” Katz said. “It is critical to have parents be an integral part of the decision-making process to shape and set education policies.”
“Queens parents are certainly some of the most active, vocal and effective in the city, and the difference is clear,” she added. “The nexus between families, educators and surrounding community is the key to the success of our schools, and we urge folks to apply.”
Each of the seven Queens CECs consist of 12 volunteer members and provide hands-on leadership and support for their district’s public schools. Katz will select two members to appoint to each of the seven councils. Those selected will serve a two-year term — from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2017.
The borough president’s appointee must live in, own or operate a business in the community school district served by the CEC that they are appointed to. They also must have extensive business, trade or education experience and knowledge.
Anyone who is interested in applying to be a 2015-2017 borough president appointee must submit an application to Katz’s office by April 30, 2015. Applications can be found on the borough president’s website at www.queenspb.org/policy/education and are accepted via email at email@example.com, in person, or through standard mail.
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