Upcoming Events

  • DIPLOMA AND CREDENTIAL OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES

    DIPLOMA AND CREDENTIAL OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES - August 10, 2021 (3:30pm -5pm)
    This training will review New York State’s diploma and credential options for your child. Learn about the different options for students with disabilities and how diploma and credential options fit into transition planning and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
     
    Register for trainings:
    Regional Partnership Professional Learning Calendar - RPC Learning Calendar
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • August 2021 Monthly Meeting

    Join us for our August 2021 Monthly Meetings

     

    Date:           Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Time:          6:00 PM Annual Meeting

                        7:00 PM Calendar Meeting              

    Location:  P.S. 310, 942 62nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219

     

    All DOE employees, students, families, and visitors seeking to enter DOE buildings must complete a health screening before entering DOE facilities.  

    Additional Safety Guidelines – Social Distancing and Wearing of Masks 

     

    Link to health screening: https://healthscreening.schools.nyc/ 

     

    Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish translation will be provided on-site

     

    Login: https://nycdoe.zoom.us/j/84665487602?pwd=ak5qSjVabHlaOWxSZTRQamxFTzZVQT09

     

    Meeting ID: 846 6548 7602

    Passcode: 507924

     

    Dial by your location: +1 646 518 9805,  +1 929 205 6099

     

    Topics: Vote for Council Treasurer

                   Discussion on 2021-2022 Budget

                   Vote on CEC Bylaws

     

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • FROM EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) TO THE PRESCHOOL COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION (CPSE)

    FROM EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) TO THE PRESCHOOL COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION (CPSE) - August 12, 2021 (10:00 am - 11:15am)
    In this workshop you will learn:
    *Possible options as your child transitions from Early Intervention to preschool special education services
    *How the Committee for Preschool Special Education is different from Early Intervention
    *About timelines, key terms, the CPSE evaluation process, and role of the family
     
     
    Register for trainings:
     
     
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • AGENCY 101: CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO ADULT SERVICES

    AGENCY 101: CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO ADULT SERVICES - August 18, 2021 (11am - 12:30pm)
     
    This training will review New York State’s adult service agencies for people with disabilities, the services they provide, and their eligibility processes. Learn about how to connect students with disabilities to essential post-school options and supports, the benefits of adult agency services, and how to involve your student and IEP team in accessing services.
     
    Register for trainings:
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • EXPLICIT VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION FOR FAMILIES: SUPPORTING VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT AT HOME

    EXPLICIT VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION FOR FAMILIES: SUPPORTING VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT AT HOME - August 24, 2021 (10:00am - 11:15am)
     
    Children’s vocabulary acquisition develops best when it is fostered at home and school. Learn the importance of vocabulary instruction in language development and reading skills for elementary school grades. You will hear practical tips to incorporate vocabulary development into everyday life.
     
    Register for trainings:
    Community Education Council of District 20
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Announcements

  • Virtual Workshops for Parents

    Free Virtual Workshops for Parents offered by NYCDOE Brooklyn Regional Partnership Center and IncludeNYC in conjunction with NYS-OSE Educational Partnership
     
    AGENCY 101: CONNECTING INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO ADULT SERVICES - August 18, 2021 (11am - 12:30pm)
    This training will review New York State’s adult service agencies for people with disabilities, the services they provide, and their eligibility processes. Learn about how to connect students with disabilities to essential post-school options and supports, the benefits of adult agency services, and how to involve your student and IEP team in accessing services.
     
    EXPLICIT VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION FOR FAMILIES: SUPPORTING VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT AT HOME - August 24, 2021 (10:00am - 11:15am)
    Children’s vocabulary acquisition develops best when it is fostered at home and school. Learn the importance of vocabulary instruction in language development and reading skills for elementary school grades. You will hear practical tips to incorporate vocabulary development into everyday life.
     
    DIPLOMA AND CREDENTIAL OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES - August 10, 2021 (3:30pm -5pm)
    This training will review New York State’s diploma and credential options for your child. Learn about the different options for students with disabilities and how diploma and credential options fit into transition planning and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process.
     
    FROM EARLY INTERVENTION (EI) TO THE PRESCHOOL COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION (CPSE) - August 12, 2021 (10:00 am - 11:15am)
    In this workshop you will learn:
    Possible options as your child transitions from Early Intervention to preschool special education services
    How the Committee for Preschool Special Education is different from Early Intervention
    About timelines, key terms, the CPSE evaluation process, and role of the family
     
    Stay well,
    Michele T. Allen
    Special Education Trainer - EA
    Regional Partnership Center - Brooklyn (RPC-BK)
    Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support (DSISS)
    New York City Department of Education
    Register for trainings: Regional Partnership Professional Learning Calendar - RPC Learning Calendar
     
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • CCELL Appointee representative to sit on the CCHS - Deadline Extended

    The Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL) is tasked with appointing a parent of a public high school English Language Learner (ELL) to the Citywide Council for High Schools (CCHS) for the 2021-2023 term.  If you are a parent of a high school ELL student and interested in being considered, please fill out the attached application and send it to  elections2021@schools.nyc.gov by August 30, 2021.
     
     
    Citywide Council on English Language Learners
    28-11 Queens Plaza North, 4th Floor
    Long Island City, NY, 11101
    website: ccell.org
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • FY 2020-2021 Playlist

    You can view the complete playlist of FY 2020-2021 meeting recordings on YouTube

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Meet our New Officers

    CEC 20 is proud to introduce our new Council Officers:

    President - Steve Stowe 
    First Vice President - Jennifer Hu 
    Second Vice President - Elizabeth Chan 
    Recording Secretary - Vito LaBella 
    Treasurer - vacant.
     
    The list of meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year are attached below. Please note that the November and March meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month.
    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Chancellor Porter Press Releases, Summer Meals, 3K, PreK and K Seats for Fall 2021

    Please see Chancellor's Porter press release regarding THE DOE’S SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM translated in Chinese and Spanish.  Please feel free to share with your fellow parents.
     
    And below, an announcement about 3K, PreK and K Seats:
     

    Dear Families,

     

    Fall is just around the corner! If you don’t have an offer yet for your child or have recently moved and need a new school or program, join us in July or August for a virtual information session. 

     

    During each information session, we will discuss:

    • How to learn about schools and programs
    • How to add yourself to programs’ waitlists
    • How waitlists work and how to navigate them in Myschools
    • How to accept waitlist offers

     

    Please see below for details on each event:

    • July 14, 11am-12pm | Interpretation will be provided in: Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish 
    • July 28, 2pm-3pm | Interpretation will be provided in: Bangla, Mandarin, Spanish 
    • August 11, 1pm-2pm | Interpretation will be provided in: Mandarin, Spanish, Urdu 
    • August 25, 5pm-6pm | Interpretation will be provided in: Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian 
    • August 31, 1pm-2pm | Interpretation will be provided in: Arabic, Bangla, French 

     

    No registration is required to join! We’ll send you an email reminder closer to the date of each event with more information on how to join, as well as how to get interpretation support in your language (see available languages above). Please note that different language supports will be available on different dates.

    Questions? You can reach our team at  ESEnrollment@schools.nyc.gov or 718-935-2009. 

    Best wishes, 

    The Elementary and Pre-K/3-K Admissions Teams, Office of Student Enrollmen

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Internet Subsidy Application

    The federal government has created an internet subsidy application to provide a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills at getemergencybroadband.org

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • Recordings of the March and April DLT Meetings

    Here are the links to the meeting recordings: 

     

    District 20 Leadership Meeting - March 19, 2021

    https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/bc49badc-6655-4c8a-8514-078f977392d7

     

    District 20 Leadership Meeting – April 16, 2021

    https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ee63c04c-45ca-48d5-96d1-7dda235bf70c

    Community Education Council of District 20
  • The School Construction Authority is seeking sites for classroom, childcare and Early Childhood needs

    Please see the following letter sent from the SCA:

     

    I wanted to let you know that the SCA is presently seeking sites for classroom, child care and Early childhood needs which are no higher than 4 stories, contain rooms no less than 650 SF in size, dedicated entrances, dedicated bathrooms, are code compliant and can house programs serving children from 3 years old to approximately 14 years. 

     We would prefer spaces that have at least four rooms, but prefer larger where possible.  While outdoor play space is not mandatory it would be preferred. 

     We are seeking a one year license agreement with a one year renewal option. 

     As to financial terms, it will be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on size of the space, location, condition of the space and all other factors affecting value. 

     Preference will be given to sites that are feasible, require little to no work and make economic sense for the City.

     You may share this with property owners and community members. Please do not share with brokers.

     Please submit to sites@nycsca.org any sites you may have control over that meet these minimum requirements and we will review each site to see if it can work for our needs. 

     

    Thanks in advance,

     Steve Gonzalez

    NYC SCA

    Community Education Council of District 20
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About District 20

District 20 is the southwest section of Brooklyn, spanning from the Verrazano bridge to Borough Park and the southern section of  Sunset Park.  Neighborhoods include Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst, along with the Fort Hamilton Army Base.

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What are CECs?

The Community Education Councils were created in 2004 after the school boards were dismantled.
Throughout the city, there are 32 school districts.  Each school district has a CEC.  Each CEC oversees the elementary and junior high schools within their district. Parents serve a two year term on 36 Councils throughout the city, including the 32 Community Education Councils and the 4 Citywide Councils.

CECs are made up of:

9 parents-selected by the district's PTA/PAs
2 Borough President Appointees
1 High School Senior

CEC members represent the parents in their district. The CEC is the voice of all the district parents. Parents are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings to learn what is going on and also to voice their concerns and issues.  Members also visit the district schools and attend their PTA/PA meetings, as well as their School Leadership Team meetings.  The CECs participate in shaping educational policies in their districts. Their responsibilities include approving school zoning lines, holding hearings on the capital plan, and providing input on other important policy issues. Each CEC has nine members who are parents of students currently in grades K-8 in district schools.

For District 20, the parent CEC members have children in the district's public school system.  On CEC20, our members' children attend: PS102, PS/IS 104, PS112,PS127, PS176,  PS185, IS187, IS201,  IS259, PS503, and PS682.  

Citywide Councils:

There are 4 citywide councils: the CCHS (Citywide Council on High Schools) oversees all the high schools, the CCSE (Citywide Council on Special Education) oversees Special Education., the CCELL (Citywide Council on English Language Learners) and the District 75 Council.

Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS)

The CCHS advises and comments on educational or instructional policy involving students attending public high schools. There are ten elected members on the Citywide Council on High Schools, two from each borough. Each member must be the parent of a student currently attending public high school.

Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL)

The CCELL advises and comments on policy involving bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. There are nine elected members on the Citywide Council on English Language Learners. Each member must be the parent of a student currently receiving bilingual or ESL services.

Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE)

The CCSE advises and comments on services for students with disabilities. There are nine elected members on the Citywide Council on Special Education. Each member must be the parent of a student currently receiving special education services.District 75 Citywide Council (D75 Council)The Council advises and comments on educational policies that affect students with disabilities who attend D75 schools. There are nine elected members on the D75 Council. Each member must be the parent of a student currently enrolled in a D75 program. 

District 75 Council

District 75 provides highly specialized instructional support for students with significant challenges, such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Significant cognitive delays
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Sensory impairments
  • Multiple disabilities

Know Your Rights!

Each child’s maximum potential can best be achieved through a partnership between parents and the education community. Please see the DOE's Parents Bill of Rights:  Parents Bill of Rights.pdf 

Translations can be downloaded from the DOE website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/know-your-rights/parents-bill-of-rights

Contact Us

Address: 415 89th Street, Room 410, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone: 718-759-3921

Email: cec20@schools.nyc.gov

You can also email Superintendent David Pretto at: dpretto@schools.nyc.gov