With many families on vacation during the summer months, school districts all over the city will be somewhat quiet – even in the planning stages for the upcoming school year. Community School District 18 keeps their meetings going, even during the inactive months, to remind educators that work still needs to be executed when class isn’t in session.
The Canarsie/Flatbush/East Flatbush Community Education Council (CEC) hosted its monthly meeting on Monday, July 11th, virtually via Zoom, briefly noting that annual elections for new members will soon be on the table once they meet mandated quorum. Nominations for those who will serve on the CEC board for the 2022-2023 school year will require a minimum of six members to vote on the president, vice president, second vice president, treasurer and recording secretary. There will also be new parent members, including a Borough President appointee, among other fundamental roles.
CEC 18 President Abi Hall said one of the topics that must be tackled is dealing with low attendance among board members and how to delegate filling vital positions – many which are needed to assist with the board functioning properly and subsequently voting on various budgets/resources/projects.
Family Leadership Coordinator Serge Alexandre gave his report on the CEC’s collaboration efforts and concurred with Hall about the new school year kicking off on a positive note while holding elected officials/legislators accountable for academic changes. Whether it’s alterations in school safety, program funding or improving overall quality of life among students, the board would like to get politicians involved in working more closely with the CEC.
The next scheduled CEC meeting will be held virtually on Monday, August 1st. For more information, call the District Office at 718-566-6011 or e-mail CEC18@schools.nyc.gov.