The folks at Power to the Parents tell me they are still looking for parents interested in running to represent their kids and local district on the city's Community and Citywide Education Councils. They are especially seeking more parents from the South Bronx to represent. Consider running. Porque no? It's about the education of your South Bronx kids.
Here's some info. from a press release from Power to the Parents:
South Bronx public school parents, your kids need you now! Midnight, March 19th (TONIGHT), is the deadline for public school parents to register to represent their children and local school district on NYC’s Community and Citywide Education Councils (CECs).
Although many parents have applied to run for a CEC seat, there are still District schools that have yet to put forward candidates, including those in the South Bronx neighborhoods.
CECs were formed in 2003 to replace the city’s school boards. CEC members advise the Department of Education on issues impacting parents and schools like instructional programs and zoning.
“You can register online to be a CEC candidate for your District in a matter of minutes at www.powertotheparents.org,” said Jeff S. Merritt, founder and president of Grassroots Initiative, the New York City-based nonprofit organization partnering with the Department of Education to recruit and assist CEC candidates.
Parents who have any questions about applying to run for a CEC seat are encouraged to call the election’s toll-free help line immediately: 1-877-NYC-VOTE and to look at the www.powertotheparents.org website to get answers to frequently-asked questions.