Have You Voted? Vote in the 2023 Community and Citywide Education Council Elections!

What do the education councils have to do with me?

Parent participation in the Community and Citywide Education Councils directly affects your school. It’s a fact! Councils offer a platform for parents to demand action and accountability from the DOE.

They hold community town halls with the chancellor, advise on capital plan funding (does your school need a new gym or science lab?) and approve zoning changes that can radically affect your district’s neighborhoods.

What am I being asked to do?

VOTE! You have a vital role to play in electing a strong Education Council that can successfully advocate for your school community and support you in your work to make sure access to a great education for all New York City children.


All parents of public-school students are eligible to vote for the parents who will be on the councils that serve their students. Parents use their own NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) to vote. If you don’t have an account, sign-up and contact your parent coordinator for support. Voting begins on April 21 and runs through May 9.

Use the link below for more information, Q and A, and additional links.