Parent Associations and Parent-Teacher Associations
Parent Associations and Parent-Teacher Associations are the main way for parents to get involved in their children’s schools. They are school-based organizations open to all parents, foster parents, and legally appointed guardians of children currently attending a New York City public school.
School Leadership Teams
School Leadership Teams are school-based organizations in every school. They are composed of an equal number of parents and staff. They meet at least once a month, and determine the structure for school-based planning and shared decision-making.
Presidents’ Councils and High School Federations work to identify district-wide priorities and provide technical support for the parent organizations within their Districts or Boroughs.
District Leadership Teams
District Leadership Teams review Comprehensive Educational Plans for schools in their Districts and develop district-wide plans. They also provide guidance and assistance to School Leadership Teams.
Citywide and Community Education Councils
The 32 Community Education Councils and the 4 citywide councils advocate on behalf of high school students, English Language Learners, and special education students. These councils provide advice and input on educational issues affecting their schools.
Title I Parent Committees
These committees work with principals to develop parent involvement policies, school programs, and school Title I budgets. They are directly responsible for developing parent involvement budgets with a portion of the school’s Title I funds.
Panel for Educational Policy
The panel is the central advisory board to the Chancellor. It reviews major education policies and approves the citywide school budget.