Announcements

2017-2019 Appointments

New CEC Appointments Congratulations to the new Manhattan Borough President appointees to the CEC D2 for the 2017-2019 Term! Joanne Diaz Shino Tanikawa ​ CEC Election Results Congratulations to the newly selected members of CEC D2 for the 2017-2019 Term! Robin Broshi Amy Cheung Lauren Chung Eric Goldberg Emily Hellstrom Josephine Ishmon John Keller Maud Maron Sally Printz ​

August 2017

FREE LUNCH FOR ALL LUNCH IS NOW FREE FOR ALL NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS! The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families. Please continue to fill out the School Meals form to ensure your child's school continues to receive federal education funds All funds deposited in your child's MySchoolBucks account will be refunded All past school lunch debt will be forgiven ​ CEC Meeting Monday, August 7 The August CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place

September 2017

CEC Meeting Wednesday, September 27 The September CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings was held on Wednesday, September 27 at the Peck Slip School, PS 343, at 1 Peck Slip. Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting

October 2017

Diversity Committee Meeting Wednesday, October 25 6:00PM - 8:00PM The Clinton School, 10 East 15th Street, First floor library On the agenda: Review of the CECD2 Diversity Committee's work from last year Workshop on admissions methods & equity ​Middle School Resources The Middle School Resources section of our website includes links to the 2017 MS Directory and the rubrics that each District 2 Middle School uses to evaluate applicants. ​CEC Meeting Monday, October 16 The October CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings are scheduled for Monday, October 16 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at the PS 198, 1700 Third Avenue, between 95th and 96th Streets. Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting

November 2017

Diversity Committee Meeting Tuesday, November 28 6:00PM - 8:00PM The Clinton School, 10 East 15th Street, First floor library ​ Chancellor's Town Hall: Wednesday, November 1 6:30PM - 7:30PM The Clinton School, 10 E. 15th Street Chancellor Carmen Fariña joined us for a town hall on November 1. (Please note this is a new date; disregard earlier notices with a different date). English Flyer Spanish Flyer Chinese Flyer ​ CEC Meeting Wednesday November 1 The Calendar Meeting will include the following 2 resolutions for discussion and vote: Resolution on Eliminating Attendance and Lateness from Middle School Admissions Rubrics, asking District 2 middle schools to discontinue using lateness and att

December 2017

CEC Meeting Monday December 11 The December CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings are scheduled for Monday, December 11 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 333 Seventh Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets in the 7th floor large conference room. The Calendar Meeting will include: a presentation from Office of District Planning about District 2 enrollment and capacity and the following resolutions: ​​ Eliminating Attendance and Punctuality for Middle School In Support of Federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the DREAM Act On Extending the Option to Build the Bleecker School ​ We will also host a holiday celebration for our District 2 community! ​ We encourage members

January 2018

D2 Diversity Committee Meeting January 24 The D2 Diversity Committee meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 at 6:00 pm at Clinton - 10 East 15th Street in the library. Parent Action Conference Saturday January 27 Come spend the day with fellow parent activists and participate in workshops to create an action agenda. The conference will be held at The Peck Slip School - 1 Peck Slip from 8:45 am to 3:30 pm. CEC Meeting Wednesday January 17 The January CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings was held at Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 pm at the MS 104 Simon Baruch - 330 East 21 Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) in the auditorium. ​ The meeting will included a presentation from th

February 2018

CEC Meeting Wednesday, February 7 The February CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 pm at MS 131 - 100 Hester St, New York, NY 10002 in the auditorium. ​ The Calendar Meeting will include: Presentation about School Quality Reports Superintendent's Update Resolution on Transparency in PTA Fundraising Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting

March 2018

CEC Meeting Wednesday, March 28 (Rescheduled from March 21) ​ The March CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings is taking place on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 333 Seventh Ave between 28th and 29th Street in the 12th Floor Conference Room. ​ The meeting will include a Presentation on Fair Student Funding Allocations from the DOE's Manhattan Field Support Office. ​ Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting Babysitting and light refreshments will be provided. ​ ​ A School Budget Primer for Parent Leaders: Thursday, March 1 Thursday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. Spruce Street School 12 Spruce Street, NYC Between Nassau and William St. N/Q/R, 4/5

Tues. May 9, 2017

VIDEO: CONVERSATION ON INTEGRATING OUR SCHOOLS On May 9 the CEC2 held a forum about integrating our schools. We were joined by education experts Amy Stuart-Wells, Kelly McGuire, and Lindsay Oaks, and a high school student for a discussion about benefits of a classroom with diverse learners and how we create and nurture such a learning environment. Our current middle school admissions system sorts students by academic performance, resulting in many schools with students of similar abilities. This system of sorting leads to racially and socioeconomically segregated schools. The forum will explore the benefits of mixing students of all academic levels. Please view a video of our event. ********

April 2018

Fair Student Funding: Following Up On March 1 we hosted a session with the Independent Budget Office and Manhattan Field Support Office to explain the basics of how school funding works in DOE schools. Here is a document outlining some of the details behind the Fair Student Funding budget allocations in of our District 2 elementary schools. This document includes information about the recent adjustment to the funding formula announced by the Mayor and the Council Speaker. ​ CEC Meeting Wednesday, April 25 ​ The April CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings is taking place on Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at PS 234, 292 Greenwich Street. The meeting will inclu

May 2018

Community Engagement Committee Meeting Tuesday, May 15 ​ The Community Engagement Committee will be meeting on Tuesday May 15 at 9:00 am at the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street in the FACE conference room. ​ CEC Meeting Thursday, May 10 ​ The May CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 pm. The meeting was held at PS 290, 311 E. 82nd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The Working Business Meeting included a presentation and discussion of the impact of screening on District 2 middle schools. ​ If you cannot attend the meeting you may send comments on any topic of interest to info@cecd2.net. ​ Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Busin

June 2018

CEC Meeting Wednesday, June 6 ​ The June CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings is taking place on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 333 Seventh Ave between 28th and 29th Street in the 12th Floor Conference Room. ​ Additionally there will be resolutions on: Attendance and Punctuality in Middle School Admissions In Support of Improved Funding for Public Schools and In Support of Public Access to DOE and Charter School Data regarding PTA/PAs and Nonprofit Boards for Public District and Charter Schools ​ If you cannot attend the meeting you may send comments on any topic of interest to info@cecd2.net. ​ Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting

July 2018

CEC Meeting Wednesday, July 11 ​ The July CECD2 Annual, Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 pm. The meetings will be held at 333 Seventh Ave between 28th and 29th Street in the 7th Floor Conference Room. ​ If you cannot attend the meeting you may send comments on any topic of interest to info@cecd2.net. ​ Full Meeting Agenda Annual Meeting Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting

August 2018

CEC Meeting Tuesday, August 7 ​ The August CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:30 pm. ​ Congratulations to our elected officers: President, Robin Broshi Vice President, Maud Maron Recording Secretary, Emily Hellstrom Treasurer, John Keller ​ Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting

September 2018

CEC Meeting Thursday, September 27 ​ The September CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings took place on Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 pm. ​ If you cannot attend the meeting you may send comments on any topic of interest to info@cecd2.net. ​ Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting ​ CEC Special Working Business Meeting Friday, September 14 ​ There will be a Special Working Business Meeting on Friday, September 14 at 10am to have a vote to reschedule our September Calendar and Working Business Meetings from September 17 to September 27. The meeting will take place on the 7th floor of 333 7th Avenue. ​ 1. Call to Order/Roll Call 2. Vote on Rescheduling September Ca

October 2018

Workshop: How to Select the Right High School Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Spruce Street School 12 Spruce Street ​ A workshop on how to select NYC public high schools for 8th grade families. Registration is not required but is strongly encouraged. ​ Presenters: Michael Kraft, former member of the Citywide Council for High Schools Sam Daunt, Office of Enrollment, NYC Department of Education ​ Come find out: What factors to consider How to narrow down the choices How to select appropriate schools How to use the online application system Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish interpretation will be available. ​ CEC Meeting Tuesday, October 9 ​ The October CECD2 Calendar and Working

November 2018

CEC Meeting Thursday, November 8 ​ The November CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings will take place on Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 pm at 333 Seventh Avenue in the 7th Floor Conference Room. The meeting will include a presentation from the DOE about the formula for distributing education funding provided from the state to the city under the Contracts for Excellence. ​ In addition, we will vote on the following resolution calling for funding to make public schools accessible: Regarding Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Capital Plan Funding for School Accessibility Projects. ​ Full Meeting Agenda Calendar Meeting Working Business Meeting ​ If you cannot attend the meeting you may send comments on

December 2018

CEC Meeting Monday, December 3 The December CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings will take place on Monday, December 3 at 6:30 pm at The Clinton School located at 10 E. 15th Street. The meeting will include a presentation from the DOE about its proposal to change admissions for the city's Specialized High Schools. -See flier in English / Spanish / Chinese You can view the presentation in multiple languages by scrolling down to the "Equitable Admissions to Specialized High Schools" section of the DOE's Diversity in Our Schools page. ​ Registration is strongly encouraged, but not required. ​ The Council will also be discussing and voting on the following resolution: In Support of Compr

January 2019

CEC Meeting Wednesday, January 16 1/14 Update: New Meeting Location! ​ The January CECD2 Calendar and Working Business Meetings will take place on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:30 pm at PS 340 at 64 W. 17th Street (please note this is a new meeting location). ​ The meeting will include a presentation from the School Construction Authority on planned capital projects in District 2 planned from 2020 - 2024. If you have suggestions for capital projects in your own District 2 school, please send them to us at cec2@schools.nyc.gov. ​ In addition, we will vote on the following resolutions: Resolution Calling for Inclusive Community Engagement to Develop Proposals to Address Inequities in Admissions t

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