Parent Panels Advocate For Better Schools
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall urged parents last Tuesday, Mar. 5, to apply for membership on their local Community Education Council (CEC).
“The importance of parental input in your child’s education is vital to the success of not only your child, but also for the well-being of the com- munity,” said Marshall, a former early childhood teacher.
As described, CECs help to shape educational policies and priorities in their districts. Members are parent volunteers who provide hands-on leadership and support for their community’s public schools.
The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, Mar. 27.
Parents can apply online at www.NYCParentLeaders.org or complete a paper application that is available at the Department of Education’s Division of Family and Community Engagement office, located at 49 Chambers Street, Room 503.
More information is available online or by calling 1-212-374-4118.