CEC Elections Begin this Weekend
Dear District 22 Families and Community:
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 22 parents/guardians will vote for members on:
- Community Education Council District 22 (CEC22) for families that have a child in elementary and middle schools in District 22.
- 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. Next week, we will be robocalling families with a message from the Chancellor reminding everyone to vote. Voting begins this Saturday, May 1st and continues until Tuesday, May 11th.
Here are some resource links for you :
- Don't have a New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)? Contact your parent coordinator here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jJHuDroy8w5wMNtHiiDzZCUlIMXZ4eqA/view?usp=sharing
- 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
- Hear Directly from the Candidates of Community Education Council District 22 (CEC22) , Citywide Council on Special Education CCSE (If your child has an IEP), Citywide Council on English Language Learners CCELL(If your child is an English Language Learner) https://learndoe.org/cec/candidateforum/archives/
While we expect most families to cast their online votes at home, we will be hosting in-person voting sites across the city. In-person voting sites will be open during the hours of 4pm – 7pm, on weekdays from Monday, May 3rd to Tuesday, May 11th. The in-person location in District 22 will be James Madison High School, 3787 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229 .
This will be the largest Education Council Election in New York City Department of Education history with a record-breaking 1,750 parents running for seats - let's work together to make it a success.
Thank you for participating!